After 20 years at Intel, with the last five of those as CEO, Kate Burleigh is moving on from the world’s most well-know chip maker to pursue new opportunities outside the company. Kate Burleigh has led the Australian and New Zealand businesses, having made the shift from sales and marketing roles.
Jerry Tsao, VP of Intel’s Sales & Marketing Group and GM of Regional Sales for the Asia Pacific and Japan region said “Kate brought a new energy and creativity to the Managing Director role in Australia and New Zealand. Under her leadership, Intel’s impact extended well beyond our traditional customer base and channels”.
In previous roles in PR and sales, Burleigh told Tech Republic that she didn’t notice a gender imbalance. But when she started looking for enterprise sales roles she found she needed to justify herself. In that interview, Burleigh said “It wasn’t that it was harder, but I had to have that second or third conversation that I really was serious and I seriously wanted it, because were a few question marks over could you really do it, and I could never say it was because I was female, or was it because my skills were [such that] I was identified more strongly as a consumer marketer”.
Burleigh finishes up on June 30 with a replacement to be announced “in due course” according to Tsao.