Katrina Troughton

Katrina Troughton is Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand, a role she was appointed to in July 2019 following a 28-year career at the company in local, regional and global roles. 

Starting her career at IBM in New Zealand, Katrina has since held leadership positions in A/NZ, Asia Pacific and the USA for IBM’s analytics, cloud and software businesses including more than four years as General Manager for IBM New Zealand. 

Most recently, Katrina was Vice President for Enterprise and Commercial Sales for Asia Pacific where she revitalised the region’s skills agenda and led a team to deliver strong growth in IBM’s cloud, software and infrastructure business.

She also previously held the global role as Vice President for IBM’s Smarter Workforce Solutions where she worked to reform end-to-end offerings and the go-to-market strategy driving the transformation to SaaS and services solutions.

Katrina has served on a number of external boards including New Zealand Advisory Board for Global Women, and Uniservices (the commercialisation arm of Auckland University). Katrina also chaired the NZ Government Digital Strategy Advisory Board (2006 – 2008).

Katrina is the first woman appointed as Managing Director of IBM A/NZ.