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Microsoft appoints Tracey Fellows to role of Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand

9 January, 2007 | Archived Post

Nineteen-year veteran of Australian IT industry to oversee Microsoft's regional operations effective February 2007

Sydney, Australia - 9 January, 2007 Microsoft Australia today announced the appointment of Tracey Fellows as Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand effective February 8.

Ms. Fellows steps into the role vacated by Steve Vamos, who was appointed to a US-based position as Vice President, International, Online Services Group at Microsoft. In her previous role, Ms. Fellows was Director, Business and Marketing Operations at Microsoft ANZ, reporting to Mr. Vamos.

“Our ANZ offices have done a tremendous job in establishing and maintaining numerous programs that have created positive social and economic impact,” said Mr Emilio Umeoka, Regional Vice President, Microsoft Asia-Pacific. “We look forward to Tracey’s strategic leadership to continue the great momentum that has been done so far in helping our ANZ local customers, partners and policy makers drive further innovation and economic growth in the two countries.

“Her experience in the industry ensures that she is ideally placed to enhance relationships with our customers and partners, and to continue the development and leadership of our people within ANZ.”

Ms. Fellows joined Microsoft Australia in September 2003 as Director, Server Business Group. Prior to this, she held a variety of senior positions at Dell and IBM, including General Manager of Dell’s Home and Small, Medium Business Division and General Manager of IBM’s PC Division.

“This year marks an important milestone for Microsoft, with the launch of Windows Vista and a raft of powerful new products and services for businesses and consumers,” said Ms Fellows. “It is an exciting time for the industry and I look forward to working with our customers and partners in this new role.”

Ms. Fellows emigrated to Australia from Canada during her high school years and has more than 19 years experience of the Australian IT industry. Her academic record includes a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and a postgraduate Diploma of Banking Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Tracey lives in Sydney with her husband Ian and 3-year-old son Jake.



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