Salesforce appoints Pip Marlow as first CEO for Australia

By Paige Murphy | 9 August 2019

Salesforce has appointed Pip Marlow as the first CEO of Salesforce Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), to lead the company’s ANZ business into its next phase of growth.

Marlow, who will begin her role in October 2019, joins from Suncorp where she was chief executive officer customer marketplace.

Prior to Suncorp, she spent more than 20 years at Microsoft where she held various positions in Australia and the USA before being appointed managing director for Australia in January 2011.

“Pip is one of the most well-respected business leaders in Australia and New Zealand — we are thrilled to welcome her to Salesforce to lead us into the next chapter of growth and customer success in the region,” says Marc Benioff, Salesforce chairman and co-CEO and Keith Block, Salesforce co-CEO.

“Pip brings a unique combination of industry experience, a strong focus on customer success and a deep commitment to our values.”

Commenting on her appointment, Marlow says she was thrilled to be joining a global company that is transforming industries.

“I’ve always looked to lead and learn from companies who have strong values and passion for their people, customers and innovation - Salesforce builds on this," Marlow says.

"I look forward to working with the Salesforce team to transform the connections companies have with their customers and communities.”

Marlow is also a non-executive director of the Rugby Australia (ARU), sits on the Vice-Chancellor's Advisory Board at UTS, is a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW), and is an executive ally for pride diversity. 

Earlier in the year, Salesforce appointed former Telstra marketing boss James Clifton to the role of director, marketing operations APAC and Ben Sharp as regional sales director for DMP and advertising technology.

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