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Gael McLennan

Finance Director, ANZ

Gael McLennan is the CFO for Microsoft Australia and New Zealand, leading a team of finance professionals who work closely with the business to drive impact through the provision of insightful and engaging analytics, process excellence and controllership.  She has been involved in a number of worldwide projects to drive change across Microsoft’s global finance teams to enhance their business impact and prepare them with the skillsets and capabilities they need for the future.

Gael has over 20 years’ experience in Microsoft, having joined Microsoft in Australia in 2001 and relocating to Singapore in 2015 to take on the Singapore CFO role. While in Singapore, she spent two years focused on emerging markets as the Finance Director of Microsoft South-East Asia and then transitioned to Microsoft’s Asia Pacific Headquarters team in 2018 firstly as Financial Analysis and Planning Director and then as APAC GSMO Finance Director.  Prior to Microsoft she worked in various companies in the FMCG industry.

Gael is a member of CPA Australia and has completed her MBA at Macquarie Graduate School of Management.  When she’s not at work, Gael enjoys travelling, cycling and spending time with her family and friends.


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