Based in Sydney, Donovan was most recently ForgeRock’s Asia Pacific and Japan senior vice-president. Before joining ForgeRock, he spent five years at VMware ANZ, developing the partner and general business markets.
Donovan also spent 12 years at Symantec in various roles, including vice-president of channel sales for APJ, managing director Symantec Pacific, and the management of distribution marketing in the US and Canada.
He served on the boards of the Business Software Association of Australia and Australian Information Industry Association, and has been a member of the Australian Federal Government’s Critical Infrastructure Taskforce. He also provided guidance on the development of legislation relating to cyber crime in Australia.
“With his in-depth industry knowledge, particularly in cybersecurity, and deep understanding of the channel, we are excited to welcome John on board to help drive Sophos’ channel-first strategy for our ANZ business.”
“I’m excited to be joining Sophos as it continues to meet the demands of a constantly evolving security landscape,” Donovan said.
“I believe Sophos’ synchronised security vision uniquely positions it in the local market and this, coupled with its 100% channel approach, provides the right programs for ANZ channel partners to deliver the security solutions local customers need.”