Lenovo has a new NZ country manager after Mike Hill retires
Lenovo’s New Zealand lead, Mike Hill, is set to retire, with a new country manager stepping into the role.
Libby Macgregor will officially lead the company’s New Zealand business from the Auckland headquarters effective 1 April 2021.
Macgregor, who previously held the role of senior account executive, sales, will be responsible for leading the Kiwi business.
This includes driving business and revenue growth, and strengthening Lenovo’s business offerings in New Zealand. She will report to Matt Codrington, managing director of Lenovo A/NZ.
Having driven Lenovo’s commercial sales team in New Zealand since 2015, Macgregor has a track record of achieving stategic growth and managing Lenovo’s relationships with key stakeholders, including channel partners and customers.
In 2017, Macgregor was recognised in the Reseller News Women in ICT Awards as a Shining Star, for her notable achievements and successful career in New Zealand’s ICT industry.
Prior to joining Lenovo in New Zealand, Macgregor spent over eight years with the business, holding a variety of business and sales development leadership roles in Asia Pacific, Australia and the United Kingdom.
The appointment comes as Mike Hill retires from his role as country manager for Lenovo New Zealand, which he has held since 2016.
During his tenure, the company achieved record market share, and successfully clinched key accounts in the government, enterprise, global and education spaces.
It also tripled its workforce and expanded beyond sales, adding technical resources to help with post-sales care and technical support.
In 2016, Mike Hill was inducted into the ICT NZ Reseller News Hall of Fame for his leadership excellence and contributions to the industry.
Under Hill's leadership, Lenovo most recently claimed top spot in PC market share in New Zealand for the first time.
Lenovo A/NZ managing director Matt Codrington says, “We thank Mike warmly for his leadership and strategic contributions, which have put Lenovo in a strong position for future success.
"Mike has been an absolute inspiration and role model in growing our New Zealand business through his expertise and long-standing relationships. He leaves a stronger, agile and tight-knit business that will continue to focus on doing right by our New Zealand market and customers.
“We are delighted to welcome Libby as country manager for Lenovo New Zealand, as part of our succession planning and talent pipeline over the last year.
"Having worked for Lenovo in various leadership roles and markets, Libby comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience of our business, the technology industry, and our markets.
"As a mentor and keen advocate for female talent in Lenovo, Libby also brings good perspective and greater diversity to our leadership team. New Zealand is a key part of Lenovo’s A/NZ business, and Libby will be instrumental in continuing our growth and momentum across the country.”
Hill says, “I congratulate Libby on her appointment and am proud to see her taking on the role of leading Lenovo in New Zealand. Having worked closely with Libby for many years, I am confident that the Lenovo business in New Zealand will continue to succeed and grow under her leadership.
“It has been a privilege to lead and grow the Lenovo business in New Zealand over the last years. During this time, I have been struck by the dedication and hard work of my colleagues, and their commitment to bringing smarter technology for all.
"I am very proud of how much the team has accomplished together, and look forward to the company’s continued success.”
Macgregor says, “It is an incredible privilege to lead Lenovo in New Zealand, as the company continues to diversify and strengthen its offerings for channel partners and customers.
"Over the years I have worked at Lenovo, it has been inspiring to witness how intelligent transformation and smarter technology can improve people’s lives for the better.
"I would like to thank Mike for his leadership over the last years, and look forward to continuing our journey to enrich and add value for Lenovo, and our channel partners and customers in New Zealand.”