Job shuffles at Novell, Pivotal

The managing director of Novell Australia and New Zealand, Ashley Wearne, has left the company but local Novell general manager Peter Revell says he has no interest in applying for the job.

The managing director of Novell Australia and New Zealand, Ashley Wearne, has left the company but local Novell general manager Peter Revell says he has no interest in applying for the job.

Revell, who has been general manager of Novell for six years, says New Zealand offers the lifestyle he wants.

Werne, who was at Novell for six years and managing director for 15 months, was offered and accepted the role of managing director of Network Associates Australia and New Zealand.

Even given Novell’s recent ups and downs, Revell dismisses the notion that Werne’s departure is a case of abandoning a sinking ship.

“I wouldn’t think so. When you get that sort of thing you usually get a number of people moving at the same time. Other management [people] go as well, which isn’t the case here. I can only assume it was an outstanding offer.”

He also takes exception to any sinking ship comparisons. “That’s definitely not where the company is at.”

Utilities software vendor Network Associates has restructured and Wearne will be responsible for McAfee, Magic and Sniffer products lines.

Meanwhile, Pivotal New Zealand manager Helen Robinson has been elevated to the position of managing director for the CRM software vendor’s Australasian operation.

Robinson has been Pivotal’s New Zealand manager for the past 18 months, driving sales of the company’s product into Warehouse Stationery, Industry New Zealand and Meridian Energy among the 35 local customers it claims.

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