SAP Energises National Public Sector Team to Meet Increasing Customer Demand Within Public Sector Market

Doubles national public sector team to better serve customers due in part to the move towards e-government

Sydney, AustraliaSAP Australia is set to benefit from the focus on e-government nation-wide, dramatically increasing its public sector team to meet increased demand. Eight senior consultants have been redeployed to join this team, chosen for their knowledge of the public sector and for their strength in managing customer relationships. The new, strengthened team will focus on building relationships, servicing customer needs and enhancing the breadth of SAP’s knowledge base.

SAP is establishing leadership as a provider of e-business solutions to the public sector market through its mySAP.com initiative. Reporting to Helen Mair, Director, Public Sector Business Unit, SAP Australia, this experienced and dedicated team will service and grow business across the Public Sector market encompassing Federal, State and Local Governments, Healthcare and Education.

“Globally SAP is working with governments at all levels to expand their existing applications, step-by-step, to create complete, integrated e-government solutions,” said Helen Mair, Director, Public Sector Business Unit, SAP Australia. “We are experiencing dramatic growth with existing public sector customers, whilst constantly addressing new business opportunities. To meet increased demand, SAP has invested heavily in promoting exceptional talent, effectively doubling our sales staff over recent months.”

The team comprises Solutions Architect Penelope Thomson, and Account Executives: Jo Heesom-Green, Paul Thomson, Rhonda Milne, Phil Watts, Karen Purcell, Rosaleen Mitchell, and Margaret Michau.

Joining the Federal Government Branch headed by George Nicola is Jo Heesom-Green, previously SAP Solutions Architect now responsible for the Australian Department of Defence. Paul Thomson joins SAP from Telstra, Canberra and is charged with managing the Centrelink account. Penelope Thomson joins as Solutions Architect having previously worked as an SAP Consultant for SAP New Zealand. Karen Purcell, also from SAP Consulting is charged with managing several other key Federal Government clients.

Additionally, Account Executives managing State Government customers include; Margaret Michau and Rhonda Milne, previously with SAP Alliances now acting as Account Executives for the New South Wales Government. Phil Watts, previously SAP Consulting joins the Queensland Government Account team. Rosaleen Mitchell, joins the Public Sector team from Sapient College and is responsible for Victorian and South Australian Public Sector customers.

Under Helen Mair’s leadership, this experienced team will build on SAP’s current strength in the public sector and positions SAP as the leading provider of collaborative e-business solutions. The team is located between Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Helen has been with SAP for three years, holding several senior positions including Alliance Director and Director, Strategic Initiatives.