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Intel Australia CEO Quits

Kate Burleigh has announced she will quit Intel Australia and New Zealand after 20 years at the company.

Burleigh assumed her existing role as Managing Director in 2012, and has held several different roles since joining Intel in 1996, including six years as ANZ Marketing and Retail Sales Director.

In a statement, Intel said Burleigh had helped to grow its local business and was a “prominent leader in the local technology industry”.

“Kate brought a new energy and creativity to the Managing Director role in Australia and New Zealand,” said Intel’s VP Sales & Marketing Group, GM Regional Sales Group for the Asia Pacific and Japan region, Jerry Tsao.

“Under her leadership, Intel’s impact extended well beyond our traditional customer base and channels. We thank Kate for the passion and dedication she showed Intel and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours,” Tsao said.

Burleigh said that she remained as excited about Intel’s drive for “transformative innovation” today as she was when joining the company 20 years ago.

“Although it is incredibly hard to leave such a fantastic company and so many great people, the time seems right for me to make a career change and pursue opportunities outside of Intel,” Burleigh said.

“I have been privileged to be at the centre of technology transformation thanks to Intel and trust I will have the chance to apply my passion for innovation in my future career,” Burleigh added.

Burleigh’s final day will be on June 30, with Intel planning to announce her replacement “in due course”.

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