EDS New Zealand managing director Robert Gray says he’s stepping down from the job to explore other personal and business opportunities.
“It’s been a personal objective of mine to free up some spare time to do other things,” he says. “I’ve got a few ideas, some of which are outside the [IT] industry.” They include being involved in a possible start-up.
Gray has been in the top job at the IT services giant for two-and-a-half years. He will continue full-time as managing director until a successor has been found, which he expects to happen within the next two months. He will then take up a part-time post with the company, assisting the new managing director for a minimum of three days a week, with the particular brief of helping the New Zealand company to grow.
His decision to step down is entirely voluntary. “When I moved into this position, I gave myself two years before I’d review things, and those two years have become two-and-a-half.”
Gray joined the company in 1995 as director of operations, and was sales director before he moved into his present position.