Microsoft Australia appoints David McLean as Director of new Consumer Channels Group

Microsoft Australia today announced the appointment of Mr David McLean as director of the newly created consumer channels group.
In this role David will be responsible for driving strategy for Windows PCs, Windows Phones, Xbox 360, Microsoft Office and Microsoft keyboards and peripherals through Telco, PC, Online and retail channels. The new Consumer Channels Group brings together Microsoft’s current Retail, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), distribution and Mobile Operator teams into one integrated organisation and will be a single point of contact for Microsoft’s consumer-channels strategy.

“David’s passion for delivering great experiences for consumers is inspiring and he leads with real vision, heart and commitment,” said Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia. “As an existing member of the senior leadership team, I already benefit from David’s experience, skills and knowledge and I’m looking forward to working with him closely as he brings his leadership skills to our consumer channels team.”

David is a Microsoft veteran and has been with the company for 15 years. Prior to this appointment he was entertainment and devices regional director, Australia and New Zealand, responsible for Xbox 360, Kinect, games and Microsoft PC hardware, Windows and Office at retail.

“I’m excited to take on the opportunity to lead a part of the organisation that brings our consumer products and channels together. This is something that will greatly benefit our customers and partners and the experiences they have with Microsoft,” said Mr McLean. “Today’s demanding consumers look to companies to deliver only the very best experiences from their technology purchases – and Microsoft is a clear leader in this respect.”

Before joining Microsoft, David’s career focused on financial accountability and he held various roles including business manager with Datacom, business analyst with Thompson Financial Group and other financial controller and accounting roles.

About Microsoft: Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential.

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