This is a guest post by Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia
After two great years with the company, David Gage has made the decision to move on from his role as our SMS&P Lead and will be leaving Microsoft at the end of October. David has led the SMS&P team through a critical time in our transformation and I know he has supported many of you in delivering some extraordinary things for our customers. I’d like to thank David for all that he has done and wish him the very best in the next phase of his career.
While we will farewell David, I am very pleased to announce that Mark Leigh, currently our Marketing & Operations Lead, will be appointed as our new SMS&P lead for Microsoft Australia, effective immediately.
In his 12 years with Microsoft, Mark has been an instrumental member of the Australian team, having held a range of senior Operational, Sales and Industry Management roles, as well as leading our Marketing & Operations business over the last 3 years. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mark worked with startups in the US, South Africa and the UK and I am confident he will be an outstanding leader to the SMS&P team and a valued partner to you.
Commenting on his new appointment, Mark says “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead the SMS&P team. I’ve watched this business grow rapidly over several years and I am proud of the work that you do to help our customers achieve more. I look forward to connecting with all of you in the coming weeks.”
I know Mark is familiar to many of you, and I hope you’ll join me in congratulating him on his new role and welcoming him to SMS&P.