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Citrix appoints A/NZ area vice president Keith Buckley

04 Feb 2020

Citrix has appointed Keith Buckley as its new area vice president for Australia and New Zealand, to be based out of the company’s Sydney office.

Buckley will be responsible for driving Citrix’s 2020 ambitions to boost employee experiences through intelligent workspaces and delivering consistent growth across all sectors in both markets.

He reports to Citrix senior vice president of sales and services for Asia Pacific and Japan, Colin Brookes.

“As a business, we strive to support organisations in Australia and New Zealand to stamp out workplace complexity and unlock employee productivity and creativity. I am confident in Keith’s leadership to help Citrix achieve these ambitions and we’re delighted to have him on board, says Brookes.

Buckley brings a wealth of leadership experience and knowledge of cloud, security and the channel, having held senior operational and sales positions at Riverbed, McAfee, Symantec and Dell. 

Buckley succeeds Erin Butler, who will return home to the United States to pursue a new opportunity as Customer Success for the Americas East region with Citrix.

“We also thank Erin Butler for the leadership and passion she has brought to the Australian and New Zealand team over the past 12 months. We will always find ways to keep great talent within Citrix and we wish her all the best as she returns home to a new role with us,” says Brookes.

Buckley says he is thrilled to join Citrix at a time when traditional approaches to business productivity are being challenged and rewritten. 

“Citrix will remain at the forefront of conversations about better ways of working that meet the needs of both business leaders and employees.”

“I look forward to working with the Citrix team and meeting our partners and customers over the coming months, to understand how we can bring our extensive knowledge and experience to industries in Australia and New Zealand in 2020 and beyond.”

Citrix recently appointed Kathy Chen as vice president of Channel for the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region.

She will be responsible for the Citrix partner ecosystem in the Asia Pacific and Japan region; overseeing the growth of the channel business and driving value for our partners in the region.

“Citrix is a world-class enabler of digital business with solutions that deliver the experience, security and choice that people and organisations need to innovate, engage customers and be productive – anytime and anywhere. I look forward to working with our partners and mutual customers achieve their digital transformation goals,” says Chen.

Prior to joining Citrix, Chen was the managing director for Twitter in Greater China, where she led the company’s growth across Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.