NetApp appoints Matthew Hurford as VP and Managing Director for ANZ

Matthew Hurford, Vice President and Managing Director for ANZ at NetApp

NetApp®, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company announced the appointment of its new Area Vice President and Managing Director for the business in ANZ, Matthew Hurford, the former Vice President of Solutions Engineering and CTO of Asia Pacific at NetApp.   

What does the appointment mean for NetApp?

NetApp has driven innovation in the cloud space over the past few years, including the acquisition of several tech businesses which specialise in technical and business optimisation of cloud services. The firm has continued to expand its market-defining position as a key partner and supplier in data centre modernisation, helping customers build powerful solutions for artificial intelligence, core business applications, smart factory, and containerisation. 

In Australia, NetApp has been delivering industry-leading services to businesses and govt agencies for over two decades, enabling clients’ data services through innovative tech. 

“I am delighted to appoint Matt to drive the operations in Australia and New Zealand,” said Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of APAC and Japan at NetApp.

Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of APAC and Japan at NetApp

“Matt has been part of the NetApp family for 14 years and has long standing relationships with our clients and partners, advising and supporting them on their digital transformation journeys. With him at the helm, I am confident our ANZ business will scale greater heights.”

What were Matthew’s thoughts on the new role?

“I am excited to have the opportunity to drive a leadership team that puts the customer at the center of everything it does. I’m looking forward to helping customers take advantage of the tremendous data transformation opportunities that lie ahead, supporting them as they embrace the cloud to boost their operational efficiency, data resiliency and rationalise costs,” commented Matthew Hurford, Area Vice President & Managing Director of ANZ for NetApp.

Matthew has over 20 years of experience in the tech industry with business acumen, client management and tech expertise. He holds a degree in science and a passion for ecology.