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Dropbox's Australian presence to grow with new leadership

Charlie Wood has been appointed as head of Dropbox in Australia and New Zealand, and will be responsible for growing the company's presence in the region.

Dropbox opened its first Australian office in Sydney back in April, and now the company has appointed Charlie Wood to lead the business in Australia and New Zealand.

As head of Australia and New Zealand, Wood will be responsible for building the company's presence in the region and growing the Australian sales team. He will report directly to Dropbox chief operating officer Dennis Woodside.

"Australia is a key focus for Dropbox — it is already one of our top-performing countries on a per-capita basis, with a strong base of regional customers and partners. We are delighted to have Charlie on board to help us accelerate our presence, build and nurture customer relationships, and grow the existing team," said Woodside.

Prior to joining Dropbox, Wood was Asia-Pacific and Japan area vice president for Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Wood has also previously founded two startups in the enterprise social media space, including Social2CRM.

Commenting on his appointment, Wood said: "I'm excited to be joining Dropbox at a very important stage of the company's growth in Australia. I look forward to working with the team in Australia and New Zealand to cement our position as the best personal and enterprise cloud storage provider in the market."

Dropbox currently services over 4 million Australian businesses, including the Macquarie Group, Mirvac, and Atlassian.

The setup of the Australian business was headed by co-APAC and Japan leads Tony Huie and Oliver Jay.

At the time of the launch, Dropbox enterprise strategy vice president Ross Piper said the Sydney team will help bring culture and best practice to the country.

"Given the adoption amongst individuals and businesses, we wanted to build a team close to our customers," he said.