CompTIA announces new Executive Council members for 2020


CompTIA has announced that three new executive council (EC) members have joined its ANZ Channel Community. The newly-elected members, decided on by a vote by CompTIA Premier Members, are:

  1. Nicole Freeman, ANZ lead consumer and device sales, Microsoft
  2. Chris Eaton, head of business development, Acurus
  3. Tony Heywood, VP of ANZ, Tradewinds Technology Brokerage

Moheb Moses, director, Channel Dynamics, and ANZ community director, CompTIA, said, “The goal for the EC this year is to grow our members and community, particularly in Melbourne and New Zealand. We also want to enhance our community meetings and add more value to members between meetings; increase our member engagement; continue with our IT Fundamentals initiative to train and certify 3,000 students in the fundamentals of technology in Australia and New Zealand; and promote engagement and collaboration with CompTIA communities worldwide to bring the best of the best to members in this region.

“The new group of EC members will take a collaborate approach to these initiatives and has a great network, which can be leveraged to grow the community. We would also like to take the opportunity to thank the outgoing EC members for their contribution.”

Nicole Freeman said, “I’m very passionate about this industry we all work in and I’m thrilled to be a part of the CompTIA ANZ Channel Community EC. As an active member I’ve personally thrived within the community through connections made and the benefits it provides so helping to spread the word, including embracing more of a millennial audience, is something I can’t wait to do. Attracting, retaining and developing millennial talent so they can thrive in this IT landscape so many of us enjoy today is crucial for our industry so I can’t wait to see what new ideas and concepts we can all bring to life this year.”

Tony Heywood said, “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to serve the ANZ Channel Community in this capacity.  I see opportunity for greater participation in our forums, but also to further diversify the ANZ community members and create opportunities for the industry to invest in the development of young, local professionals to participate in the IT industry.”

Outgoing EC members are:

  1. Craig Somerville, managing director and CEO, Somerville Group
  2. Grant Cleary, senior marketing and business development leader, Australian Industry Group
  3. Lee Welch, director of cloud services ANZ, Ingram Micro
  4. Ronnie Altit, CEO and co-founder, Insentra