On the Move: SAP ANZ looks to UK to fill COO seat


Colin Brookes, SAP ANZ

Former SAP UK and Ireland chief operating officer (COO) Colin Brookes will take up the same role with SAP Australia and New Zealand, it was announced this week.

In this role, Brookes will be responsible for leading SAP ANZ’s sales-support infrastructure and the operationalisation of its strategy.

Prior to his two years as COO at SAP UK and Ireland, Brookes held executive leadership roles around the world at Software AG Australia and New Zealand, FormScape Software, Knowledge Support Systems and CA Technologies.

“The success of our customers, partners and people is at the core of the SAP business,” said Stephen Moore, president and managing director, SAP ANZ. “As we continue to help our customers digitise and grow in Australia and New Zealand, Colin brings invaluable experience to the COO role. We look forward to the outstanding achievements he and his team will deliver.”

“I see many similarities in Australia and New Zealand to the UK and Ireland – a market on a new digital path, underpinned by a transformation to the cloud,” Brookes said. “In a now often cloud-first if not cloud-only world, I look forward to leading a team that enables our customers to succeed in their digital innovation journeys.”

Brookes steps into the role left vacant by Jim Fisher, who left the company in October last year at the same time as John Ruthven, former president and managing director.

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