HP has appointed Lorna Hardie as its new HP Software country manager for South Africa with immediate effect.

“Lorna has been with HP for 13 years and is still determined to bring in new ideas and innovations to the business,” says Frank van Rees, MD of HP South Africa.

“She is an invaluable asset to our team and I know she will help to drive future growth for HP Software in South Africa. Her extensive experience in enterprise business, networking, security and channel management makes her an excellent fit for this role.”

In her new role, Hardie will be working closely with the extended pre-sales, sales and respective software teams. Her goal is to drive the South African software business forward, and provide customers with the best possible experience across products, sales, and support.

“I am very excited and proud to be taking on this new challenge within HP,” Hardie says. “I am looking forward to working with such a great team, supported by the strength of the greater HP.”

HP Software sells three categories of software: IT performance management; IT management software; and information management software. HP Software also provides consulting, software as a service, cloud computing solutions, education and support services.

Hardie brings with her a diverse and extensive career including managing the Imaging and Printing Division for English Africa, and Channel for southern Africa.

She also served as HP Networking country manager for South Africa and Global Account executive responsible for Nedbank and MTN South Africa. Prior to her current role, Hardie served as Enterprise Security Product sales manager for SA & Africa.