SingaporeCyber security company Palo Alto Networks announced the appointment of two senior executives: Janet Docherty as the Director for Channel and Alliances across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), and Bryan Stibbard, who will be promoted to the new role of Director across Go-To-Market Shared Services, ANZ. Their appointments reinforce the company’s commitment to strengthening business growth, channel partnerships, and regional support.

Docherty will lead Palo Alto Networks’ regional Channel and Alliances strategy in her new role. With 27 years of experience across leading IT organisations, Docherty was formerly Director of Commercial and Channel Sales across Palo Alto Networks’ Japan and the Asia-Pacific (JAPAC) region, and before joining the company, drove channel sales strategy at the likes of Veem Software and Veritas Technologies.

“As we continue to advance our cybersecurity leadership in Australia and New Zealand, it is crucial to have a team of experts to drive us forward strategically and help us achieve continued momentum. Janet and Bryan’s depth of knowledge and experience are invaluable to Palo Alto Networks. We look forward to their perspectives and contributions in their new roles,” said Steve Manley, Vice President Australia & New Zealand at Palo Alto Networks.

Docherty, Director of Channel and Alliances, ANZ at Palo Alto Networks, said: “Having access to best-in-class cybersecurity solutions is crucial, especially in today’s heightened threat landscape. I’m thrilled to drive our channel and alliances strategy, working with industry-leading partners to make our technologies more accessible to customers and provide tailored solutions to businesses across various industries in Australia and New Zealand.”

Stibbard will move on from Director for Channel and Alliances, ANZ, to oversee ecosystems, programs, business improvement, large deal motions, and strategy across the ANZ business. Before joining Palo Alto Networks, Stibbard held senior roles across Astaro, Symantec, and at CommVault, whereas Area Vice President, he led sales growth strategies, building both an enterprise and inside sales force and forming long-term strategic channel partnerships.

“Having been part of the Palo Alto Networks team for nearly eight years, I’ve deeply enjoyed working with our Channel teams and partners to build a world-class partner ecosystem in ANZ. I’m excited to embrace this new opportunity and look forward to unlocking further value for our customers,” said Stibbard.


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