Ping Identity has announced the appointment of Ashley Diffey as Country Manager for Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Based in Melbourne, Diffey is responsible for accelerating sales and bolstering customer support and services to continue driving the increasing demand for Ping Identity’s solutions in the region.
The appointment underscores the organisation’s strong internal culture and commitment to developing the strength of its team. Diffey joined Ping in late 2018 as APAC Channel and Alliances Manager, and over the past nine months has managed the channel partner ecosystem within the region. His focus is on supporting the organisation’s go-to-market strategies and sales.
With more than 20 years of sales and channel leadership experience, Diffey worked at Venn Solutions as general manager for Victoria. While there, he established the company’s Victorian branch based in Melbourne and expanded its portfolio of customers. He also worked at F5 Networks, where he managed the company’s partner relationship with Telstra and oversaw the organisation’s southern regional channel. This is in addition to serving as director for channel sales Australia and New Zealand, and southern region channel sales manager while employed at Commvault.
“Ashley Diffey combines his strong security and channel business background with a proven track record in driving enterprise-grade solutions to the industry,” said Kris Nagel, COO, Ping Identity. “We’re thrilled to have him in this role and look forward to the positive impact that he will have on the business—especially as we continue to protect critical identity information across today’s organisations.”
Ping Identity works with a variety of partners across Australia, New Zealand and Japan, such as Versent, NTT, Baidam Solutions, Fronde, Unify Solutions and Dimension Data. Local customers include public and private sector organisations across vertical markets, such as the Bank of New Zealand, Mortgage Choice and Griffith University. Additionally, Australia is one of the organisation’s global IDaaS hubs, which hosts a 24×7 support centre where it has a complete team including Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 engineers.
“Ping Identity is recognised for its ability to provide comprehensive and innovative identity and access solutions, offering an opportunity for the region’s enterprises to integrate security as part of their overall risk management programs,” added Ashley Diffey. “I look forward to working more closely with organisations across Australia and New Zealand in this new role, helping them choose the right security measures to protect their businesses and demonstrate sound governance.”