Bio: As Head of Cloud Success Services (CSS) for Australia and New Zealand, Chris’ primary responsibility is to provide strategic leadership across the CSS organisation and work with the broader SAP organisation towards building a strong relationship with customers and partners to deliver successful outcomes for our customers.
Prior to his appointment as Head of CSS Chris spent four years as Executive General Manager of Public Services, Chris was focused on working with the Australian Public Sector on digital innovation and transformation programs. Providing strategic advice, as well as leveraging global expertise to ensure agencies take advantage of new intelligent technologies to become more proactive, automated, foresighted, data-driven, and citizen-focused. He is a passionate advocate of SAP’s social impact initiatives, leading the SAP ANZ Crisis Coordination team on Bushfire Recovery and COVID-19, championing the role of technology in fostering Australian economic recovery.
A strong advocate for powering opportunity for all people through digital inclusion, Chris is also Executive Sponsor for SAP’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and its Young ICT Explorers program – a non-profit competition, supported by CSIRO Digital Careers, The Smith Family and Industry and University partners. It aims to encourage primary and high school students, particularly those in disadvantaged communities, in years 3-12 in Australia and New Zealand to solve real-world problems using their creativity and power of technology.
SAP’s inaugural Reflect RAP, in addition to increasing understanding of First Nations histories and cultures within SAP, also aims to create a multiplier effect, through increasing the amount of corporate procurement spend that is funnelled to businesses owned-by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through SAP’s Business Network.
Prior to working for SAP, Chris was a key member of the SAP team within Deloitte, managing and running their SAP technical practice in Australia. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce, focussed on Information Technology, from the University of Calgary, Canada.