The latter stages of the year brought change at the top of the UK's largest VAR, with Compuacenter UK's managing director Neil Muller revealing that he is to depart shortly after two decades with the London-listed firm. There was also a new face at the helm of the biggest UK-headquartered distributor, with Alex Tatham taking on the managing director role at Westcoast in January.
Azzurri and Phoenix IT Group were two more of the UK industry's big hitters to install new leaders; the former named Chris Jagusz as chief executive in May, while the latter ended an 18-month stint without a permanent leader when Stephen Vaughan was unveiled as CEO in March. Elsewhere, another reseller boss - ANS Group bigwig Scott Fletcher - was awarded an MBE for services to business and the community in the north-west of England.
The biggest appointment in the vendor world was the February promotion of Satya Nadella to chief executive of Microsoft, becoming only the third person to hold the role.
Oracle also had a board-level rejig, with founder Larry Ellison moving upstairs to a post as executive chairman, and Mark Hurd and Safra Catz both taking on the mantle of CEO.
Juniper has also had a change in leadership, with Shaygan Kheradpir resigning last month after less than a year in the job. His exit followed "a review by the board of directors of his leadership and his conduct in connection with a particular negotiation with a customer". He was replaced immediately by Rami Rahim.
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