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Ben English and Nicole Andary, SAUG

Mary Vidovich, Systems and People

Several new team members have also joined the SAP Australian User Group (SAUG). Ben English will be working with the SAUG as business development manager, and will be responsible for building membership, working closely with SAP and industry partners to the benefit of members and helping ensure that the SAUG Summit remains the premier SAP event. With 20 years experience working in senior business and marketing roles with blue chip organisations including Microsoft and IBM in the UK and Australia, English has led marketing teams to success on a number of significant projects including establishing Tech.Ed as the largest technology conference in the region; leading the marketing and media engagements for Microsoft during the industry’s security crisis; and designing the first partner digital marketing engagement program for IBM Europe. English holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, a diploma in Strategic Marketing and an MBA from Warwick University. Meanwhile, Nicole Andary replaces Andreane Laurin as events manager. Prior to joining SAUG, Andary worked in the public sector for over five years and for a number of private companies prior to this, with over 10 years’ experience managing events and marketing communication programs. With a genuine passion for events, Andary is looking forward to working with the SAUG to continue to develop an exceptional experience for its members.

Systems and People has recently appointed Mary Vidovich to the position of account manager, to manage a key selection of its clients to assist them with short- and longterm SAP resourcing solutions. Vidovich began her career in the SAP resourcing industry in 2005 and has spent the last six years working specifically in the Australian SAP market. She has previously held the positions of SAP resource consultant and senior SAP recruitment consultant. Vidovich’s skills range from SAP market mapping and networking in the SAP community through to extensive candidate knowledge, candidate and client care and event coordination. When working with clients and candidates, her passion is customer care and delivering a professional, personalised service at all times.

Ed Davis, Turnkey Consulting UK-based SAP security company Turnkey Consulting has appointed former PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) consultant Ed Davis to head up its newly-established Melbourne operation. Davis has more than 15 years of SAP consulting experience in Australia and Europe. Before joining Turnkey Consulting, Ed was a senior SAP HR consultant at SAP Human Capital Management (HCM) specialist, EPI-USE Australia, where he undertook major projects for both private and public organisations. Previously he spent 10 years providing consultancy to Royal Dutch Shell in the UK and the Netherlands, and was a senior SAP risk management consultant at PwC.

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