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By | Paul Kunert 4th October 2011 16:15

HP confirms Ansell as UK networking head

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HP Networking sales director John Ansell is set to take control of the entire UK business unit by month end when current incumbent Barry Bonnett exits the role.

As exclusively revealed by The Reg last week, Bonnett is leaving the role after less than a year in charge amid suggestions in the channel that sales were below expectations.

Talking to The Reg, Ansell confirmed that he is "going through the transition period of moving from my role to Barry's role", confirming that he will be in situ for the start of HP's fiscal 2012 starting 1 November.

He said it was too early to discuss his plans for the networking biz or for the incumbent channel partners.

Ansell joined Compaq as corporate account manager in November 2001 and moved into various enterprise positions but only became sales director for the networking unit last month.

"I've had numerous roles at HP from end user sales to management positions covering just about every sector, overseeing teams from five to 50 people and budgets from a few million up to half a billion pounds," he said.

Earlier today, HP confirmed that Bethany Mayer is taking charge of HP Networking worldwide. ®

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