Collins "brings with him a wealth of experience that is an asset to strengthening relationships and profits for the Micro Focus channel community," said Micro Focus managing director for ANZ Peter Fuller.
Collins has more than two decades of experience in the IT industry.
He joins Micro Focus from Commvault, where he worked as partner business manager.
Collins previously held a variety of roles at Avepoint's South Africa and Australia operations, most recently that of channel director.
Earlier in his career he worked in presales and training management at IS Partners, Netsurit and Premier.
Collins holds a bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of the Witwatersrand.
"Micro Focus provides me with the opportunity to move into a larger enterprise space with a dynamic customer base and a more complex product portfolio. I enjoy the challenge of helping partners and customers use technology to build solutions and improve processes," he said.
"Taking a back-to-basics approach is about building relationships with Micro Focus partners, which facilitates more engagement and return on investment in the channel. Micro Focus will provide more investment in the partner space, including providing resources for presales, sales and education about Micro Focus technology, to facilitate strong growth for partners in the region."