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VMware appoints Brad Anderson as Vice President and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand

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SYDNEY, Australia – June 15, 2020 – VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced the appointment of Brad Anderson as Vice President, Australia and New Zealand.


Bringing with him 25 years of enterprise technology experience, Brad will play a critical role in leading the team to enable customers to modernise their IT environments and take an agile approach to business challenges. He joins VMware with a strong industry portfolio, including most recently being responsible for running the cloud and cognitive software business at IBM ANZ. Prior to holding several leadership roles within IBM, Brad led business development and market expansion at Sophos and Kanbay (now part of Capgemini). After beginning his career as a security professional, Brad continues to be a certified security specialist. 


“Brad has a proven ability to help customers of all sizes, across all industries accelerate their innovation agenda and navigate their journey to the cloud,” said Duncan Hewett, Senior Vice President and General Manager for VMware Asia Pacific and Japan. “With businesses adapting and accelerating their transformation strategies to suit our changing times, Brad’s deep expertise across emerging technologies, cloud and security will be a huge asset in delivering greater value as a strategic advisor to our customers. I welcome him to the VMware team.”


Brad’s appointment follows the appointment of Alister Dias to Vice President, Software Defined Data Centre for VMware Asia Pacific and Japan. Alister’s new role will see him will work closely with customers across the region to help modernize their digital strategies and transform their businesses.


“After four years of outstanding leadership in Australia and New Zealand, Alister was the perfect fit to take on this new challenge and grow our regional Software Defined Data Centre business. I congratulate Alister on his new role which is critical in helping is build the digital foundation for our customer base across Asia Pacific and Japan,” added Hewett.


About VMware

VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, networking and security, and digital workspace offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to customers globally, aided by an extensive ecosystem of partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough innovations to its global impact.


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Rachel Beauchamp

Senior Manager Communications, VMware ANZ


Jacqui Cowell

Consultant, Archetype