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HP shuffles channel enterprise management team

Simon Quicke

Hewlett-Packard has shuffled its UK channel management team in the enterprise group with Kevin Matthews making way for a veteran of the vendor Johnny Ansell as the firm looks to freshen things up.

The decision to appoint Ansell ends a five year spell for Matthews running the enterprise group indirect business in the UK and comes at a time when the need for change has been identified by senior UK management.

"In order to drive our business forward, it’s important that we embrace development, diversity and change," said Andy Isherwood, HP managing director and senior vice president UK and Ireland.

Ansell has been at HP for almost 15 years and has been recently heading up the vendor's networking business but also has experience in finance, retail, manufacturing and public sector.

Isherwood thanked Matthews for his work and said that he had achieved growth and extended channel relationships in his time at the helm: "Kevin’s new HP role will leverage his skills and experience in a key part of our business and will be announced in due course, once we have fully transitioned the channel business to the new leader."


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