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By | Paul Kunert 16th September 2013 23:59

HP UK boss sent down ... under (yes, he's going to Australia)

Nick Wilson to be made GM Enterprise Services, MD South Pacific

Centuries after some of Britain's less-law-abiding sorts started settling in Australia, the good folk down under are ready to welcome another Pom to their ranks. HP UK and Ireland boss Nick Wilson is set to emigrate.

Staff were today told that Wilson is leaving for pastures new and from 1 November will be HP's general manager of Enterprise Services and MD of the South Pacific region.

Wilson pitched up at HP as UK chief in 2009, replacing Stephen Gill who was made MD of HP Korea. This happened before the organisation was plunged into the Hurd, Apotheker and writedown scandals.

Wilson managed the UK organisation through some tough times, yet HP remains at – or close to – the top in most of the tech markets in which it operates.

An HP spokeswoman told us that "under his [Wilson's] watch", the company worked with government to open up SMEs to the public sector and "championed ICT in education.”

A replacement UK MD has yet to be confirmed but sources suggest that, as is the case with HP CEO Meg Whitman, the successor is already working at the company.

Prior to HP, Wilson was GM for CSC in Europe, and before that he was at Unisys and IBM Global Services. ®

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