Cisco names new Aussie head

Ken Boal takes over from Richard Kitts, who is moving to a new role within the Cisco family.

Networking vendor Cisco has knighted Ken Boal as its new managing director for Australia and New Zealand, taking over from Richard Kitts.

Cisco Australia and New Zealand MD Ken Boal. Image: Cisco

He joined Cisco in 2004 and was the company's national manager for the public sector, with some responsibilities over enterprise customers as well.

"It's an honour to be appointed to lead Cisco in Australia and New Zealand, and I look forward to continuing to drive Cisco's engagement with our customers, partners, and the industry to capture new business value and enable these exciting new possibilities," Boal said in a statement.

Kitts, who became Cisco's managing director for Australia and New Zealand in early 2012, is now the new Cisco's vice-president of services for the Asia-Pacific, Japan, and Greater China region.

"In my tenure leading Cisco in Australia and New Zealand, I have experienced many best practices in terms of high quality, impactful service delivery," he said in a statement. "I hope to bring my recent experiences in Australia and New Zealand, along with my broader learnings, globally to serve our Asia Pacific customers and partners."

Kitts will be reporting to Cisco senior vice-president of services worldwide field operations Nick Earle.