Pegasystems has appointed Scott Leader as executive director for the ANZ region.
Leader was previously SunGard's ANZ managing director and brings 15 years of software sales and management experience in financial services, the public sector and corporate industries.
He will report to Luke McCormack, Pegasystems' vice president and managing director, ANZ.
In addition to a new Canberra office, Pegasystems has established offices in Sydney and Melbourne.
Leader said: "The opening of our new Canberra office is being fuelled by the government’s need to service customers in the digital world through non-traditional channels, such as mobile and online, and within the confines of their legacy systems and reduced budgets."
McCormack said Leader has a proven track record of growing software companies and will bring "strong strategic vision, an extensive network of contacts and a detailed appreciation of the global business challenges and landscape that Pega operates in".