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Software provider makes two leadership appointments


Accounting software provider Sage has made two new appointments to its leadership team and relocated its Australian head office.

Promoted by Lara Bullock 3 minute read

Sage has welcomed Natalie Chrara as vice president, ANZ sales, following a career in sales management with Ingram Micro, Oracle and Salesforce.

Ms Chrara will be responsible for driving new customer acquisition through direct and partner channels and will drive the sales-ramp of a number of new products in 2017.

Sage has also welcomed Varun Batra as director, professional services, who has previously led IT operations for various Indian IT services providers across Asia, Europe and ANZ.

More recently he has consulted to a range of blue chip Australian clients both directly and while working for consulting companies including IBM.

Mr Batra will lead a team of professional services colleagues across functions including product training, integration and outsourcing.

“Natalie and Varun join Sage at an important phase in our business,” said Alan Osrin, country vice president, Sage Australia.

“They each bring great experience and passion to help us deliver on our ambitious goals for the region.”

Meanwhile, the company has consolidated all of its Sydney-based employees into a new Australian head office in Chatswood’s Zenith Tower.

The new facility will encourage greater teamwork by incorporating open plan workspaces, collaboration areas and modern meeting facilities.

“It is a very exciting time for Sage in Australia. We are breaking down the silos between our business groups, hiring dynamic new colleagues, launching new products, reinvigorating our brand and enjoying new facilities,” Mr Osrin said.

“All of this change is designed to help us better serve our customers – the business builders who are the engine room of the Australian economy.”

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