Director and General Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Rackspace
Angus is Director and General Manager for Rackspace in Australia and New Zealand. Based in Sydney, he is responsible for driving Rackspace’s growth in the region and establishing local teams to ensure that Australian and New Zealand customers receive Rackspace’s famous Fanatical Support. Prior to this role, Angus was Rackspace’s Director of Operations for Australia and New Zealand. During this time, he played an important part in setting up operational aspects of Rackspace’s local business to support future growth and also in coordinating teams to ensure a successful build and launch of the Rackspace Open Cloud in Australia.
Angus brings a unique mix of General Management, Technology and Strategic skills to Rackspace. He has worked in a variety of different management, operational, strategy, sales and marketing roles in Australia and overseas. Angus spent five years at EDS, including two years at the corporate headquarters in Plano, Texas. In his time at EDS, Angus was involved in a variety of major sales pursuits and he also played important roles in some high profile operations improvement programs. It was his experiences at EDS that gave Angus a love for technology and its role in driving positive transformation in businesses and society.
After EDS, he joined Blue Star Group as Group General Manager for Strategy. In this role, Angus was an integral part of an Executive and Technology team which designed and implemented a radical new set of digital workflows to automate the manufacturing processes of traditional print manufacturing facilities. Angus moved on to become General Manager of NSW and Queensland print business units for Blue Star. Prior to joining Blue Star, Angus had also worked at ATKearney and Tate & Lyle. In each of these roles, Angus took particular interest in technology-led business transformation projects.
Outside of work, Angus is a passionate support of Indigenous Australian education, reconciliation and advancement through his Directorship at Career Trackers. He is also a Vice President of Sydney University Rugby Club. Angus holds a MBA from London Business School and Bachelor of Commerce/Law from University of Sydney.