Security Watch: Symantec appoints new local MD

Symantec has appointed Ian McAdam as Managing Director for the Pacific region, encompassing Australia and New Zealand. McAdam will be based in Sydney and be responsible for leading and driving growth across Symantec’s enterprise security business and supporting customers and partners in Pacific.

He will report to Sanjay Rohatgi, the Senior Vice President for Sales in Asia Pacific and Japan.

McAdam has held several senior management roles with various organisations. He was most recently the Vice President of Applications for Australia and New Zealand at Oracle. In this role he was responsible for the sales of all on premise and cloud Application solutions. Prior to that, McAdam was the Vice President of eServGlobal Limited.

“Ian joins Symantec with outstanding credentials,” said Rohatgi. “He brings to our company an excellent reputation for effective leadership in the IT software industry; forming and fostering solid relationships with customers and partners; and developing strong teams which are primed for success. I am confident he will be a catalyst who will help steer Symantec into its next stage of growth and innovation.”

McAdam says he is “thrilled to be joining Symantec at such an important time in the company’s history”.

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