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Managing Director to Drive Growth for PeopleSoft

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New Managing Director to Drive Growth for PeopleSoft

Auckland, 6 July 2001 - PeopleSoft today announced the appointment of David Webster to the role of Managing Director for its New Zealand and Australian operations.

As Managing Director, Mr Webster will be responsible for the strategic growth and business development within New Zealand and Australia. The combination of Mr Webster’s experience, senior-level strategy and operational focus will allow PeopleSoft to build on its existing presence and expand its market share, with a significant focus on Customer Relationship Management.

"It has taken a number of months to find a person of David’s calibre and talent to fill this position," said PeopleSoft Asia Pacific Vice President, Andrew Barkla. "David’s depth and breadth of experience has made him the perfect candidate for the job."

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Webster said, "My focus is to ensure PeopleSoft
continues its strong growth in the region, and establish PeopleSoft as the leader in the collaborative enterprise applications space, and one of the top two CRM players by the end of this year.

“PeopleSoft has already experienced strong growth in the region, with a solid customer base across a range of industries. With the introduction of PeopleSoft 8 last year, the industry’s first and only pure internet solution, the company is uniquely placed to deliver our ANZ customers with the ability to build a collaborative enterprise,” said Mr Webster.

Mr Webster has a distinguished career in the IT industry and brings a wealth of experience to PeopleSoft. He joins PeopleSoft from QSP Group Asia Pacific where he held the position of Managing Director. In this role Mr Webster led the organisation through significant business growth and organisational change, including extending the planned revenue and profit quote for Asia Pacific.
Prior to QSP Group, Mr Webster spent 12 years at Silicon Graphics where he held a number of positions including Sales Director, Marketing Director and Managing Director ASEAN.

About PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft is a world leader in providing eBusiness applications that enable people - customers, suppliers and employees - to power the internet. PeopleSoft's pure internet Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, and Enterprise Management solutions provide the industry's most open and flexible e-commerce platform. PeopleSoft employs more than 8,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 eBusiness consultants. More than 4,700 organisations in 107 countries run on PeopleSoft eBusiness applications. Visit us at www.peoplesoft.com.

PeopleSoft and the PeopleSoft logo are registered trademarks. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2001 PeopleSoft, Inc. All rights reserved.


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