Sophos Anti-Virus appoints regional sales director

Sophos Press Release

Newly created role for Australia & New Zealand reflects growing Sophos presence in this market


Sophos Anti-Virus has appointed Mr Rob Forsyth as Sales Director for Australia and New Zealand. He is based in Sydney.

In this newly created role for Sophos Anti-Virus in this region, Rob Forsyth assumes responsibility for the ongoing development of the company's user base and the management of its sales channels, both direct and indirect.

Based on his involvement last year with the Sydney Olympics and Paralympics, he also holds the company's human resources management brief.

Rob Forsyth spent five years with SOCOG (the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games) as Programme Manager for Workforce Planning and Industrial Relations. In this role, he was responsible for the planning involved in filling more than 180,000 paid, volunteer and contract positions.

He was also responsible for the site management of the Blacktown softball and baseball facilities during the Games themselves.

Earlier, Rob spent ten years with leading Australian IT executive placement and training agency, A.S.K. Solutions Group.

In the six years leading up to the Sydney Olympics and Paralympics, he served on the NSW Branch Executive Committee of the Australian Computer Society.

Welcoming Rob Forsyth to Sophos Anti-Virus, Mr Stuart Palmer, Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, said, "Rob's experience of running complex operations at a demanding pace, plus his long time involvement in the regional IT scene, make him an ideal choice for the role of helping move our company forward in this market. We are delighted to have him join our growing team."

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