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NEXTGEN appoints Mick Lehmann as General Manager Government
Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
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Mick Lehmann, CSC has been appointed as its General Manager Government, based in Canberra. NEXTGEN's public sector business contributed approximately 40% of total revenues in FY22, providing a substantial platform to increase investment and focus with an experienced and respected Canberra based leader. Lehmann joins NEXTGEN from Splunk, where he was responsible for facilitating major business in the government sector. Prior, Lehmann had senior appointments with the large multi-national military SI's Northrop Grumman and Elbit Systems.

Lehmann had a distinguished 32 year military career, retiring as a Colonel, during which he had many senior command and operational appointments including NATO, Afghanistan, the Australian Signals Directorate, and Commanding Officer of the Defence Intelligence Training Centre. Lehmann was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in 2013 for his outstanding achievements and leadership in Afghanistan. Lehmann holds three Masters degrees and writes and commentates regularly in his core expertise areas of intelligence and cybersecurity.

NEXTGEN Group CEO, John Walters, states, “NEXTGEN's involvement in the public sector has always been large but now we have decided to invest further with a strong, experienced, and influential leader in Mick.

Our increased focus on influencing and supporting how all tiers of government and higher education move workloads into the cloud and protect their environments requires a differentiated and highly capable ecosystem of vendors, partners, and platforms. We have worked hard to engage and develop all these three and now is the time to provide additional dedicated leadership to facilitate and accelerate the opportunity in front of us all.”

Mick Lehmann comments, “Why did I join NEXTGEN? Well, there's the satisfaction of working in an Australian company, particularly one that's so inclusive of veterans. There's the calibre, inventiveness, and richness of the Vendors that NEXTGEN represents – many of them exclusively. There's the deep trust that our Partners have earned solving the complex challenges of their global customers. Mostly, however, it's to help bring all these elements together to offer world-class cloud, data, and cyber security futures for Government and, through them, Australia.