Zag announces new Operations Manager for Australia

Published on the 23/07/2019 | Written by Newsdesk

Richard Checketts Zag Operations Manager

Aussie growth in focus for cloud services and SAP specialist…

SAP specialist and Cloud services provider, Zag, has today announced a new strategic appointment to support its growing business and new brand in the Australian market.

Richard Checketts steps into the newly created leadership position of Operations Manager with responsibility for running day to day operations, developing the business and overseeing customer projects in Australia. Richard reports to the Chief Customer Officer for A/NZ, Cam Millar.

Richard brings more than 23 years of experience and expertise working for global companies where he delivered complex change projects. Most recently he was a Director with PwC Technology Consulting.

Richard began his career in Europe as a Software Developer but in the past ten years has led a number of technology and digital transformation programmes at some of Australia’s large energy companies as well as within the Federal Government. In a professional program capacity, Richard has worked with clients to recognise how legacy and contemporary technologies can support their business objectives and outcomes.

In his new role, Richard will work alongside Carl McGowan, (Customer Solutions Manager) and Kieran McCaul (Business Development Manager) in Australia to ensure customer excellence, stakeholder engagement at all levels and continued upward trajectory growth.

“I am really looking forward to joining the Zag team and growing its presence in Australia – in particular, delivering innovative and successful projects to our customers across the region” Richard said.

Commenting on the appointment, CEO of Zag, Nick Mulcahy said “We are proud to have someone with Richards experience and capability driving our Australian business forward. I am excited to see Richard’s position achieve further success for our customers.”

Zag launched into Australia in 2017 under its previous name Soltius and rebranded the group in October 2018.

About Zag
Zag (previously Soltius) is trusted by more than 80 organisations across Australasia to provide SAP, Cloud and enterprise mobility solutions, support and consulting. Since its formation in 1996 as a specialist SAP implementation partner, Zag has delivered more SAP ERP projects in New Zealand than anyone else and is now bringing that experience to the Australian market. The aim was, and still is, to build a business known for quality implementation advice and guidance at an affordable price. Zag built their Support Centre (Asia Pacific’s first certified SAP Partner Centre of Expertise), achieved SAP Gold Partner status and was one of the first in A/NZ to become an AWS Advanced Tier Partner with both Managed Services and SAP Competency accreditations. Zag has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, and Wellington.

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