in brief German software giant SAP has lost its Asia-Pac regional president and former Australian chief Geraldine McBride, with the executive to return to her home country of New Zealand.
A spokesperson for the organisation said McBride had chosen to leave the company and departed on positive terms.
The executive had spent four years leading the Australia and New Zealand division of SAP, before being promoted to chief of the Asia-Pacific and Japan region and handing over the local reins in January 2007 to internal staffer Alan Hyde, who left a year later, to be replaced by Tim Ebbeck.
SAP's current chief operating officer for the Asia-Pac and Japan region, Steve Watts, will replace McBride. A number of other restructuring operations were made to the company's global operations as part of its regular financial results released today.