After 14 years working for Microsoft, Kevin Ackhurst has taken up the role of vice president of partners, APAC, at Juniper Networks. Ackhurst was country manager for Microsoft in New Zealand for nearly three years, before moving to Singapore to work as the company’s Asia-Pacific vice president of sales and marketing in July 2010. He started working for Microsoft in 1997 as services director. May 3 was Ackhurst’s final day at Microsoft and, after a short break, he started his new job at Juniper Networks today. He is attending Juniper Networks' EMEA Partner Conference in Barcelona.