Matt Harris, who joined HPE as an intern, is named new UK chief.

Christine Horton, Contributing Editor

September 1, 2022

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has appointed Matt Harris as its UK managing director.

Harris assumes responsibility for the end-to-end management of HPE’s UK business, people and operations. The former VP of sales replaces Marc Waters, who has led the organization since 2016.

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HPE’s Matt Harris

Harris will continue to report into Waters, who now is SVP UK, Ireland, Middle East, Africa and High Performance Computing EMEA.

Harris will lead an organization of more than 2,000 staff across sites in London, Reading, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow. He will be based at HPE’s office in the City of London.

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Harris ‘Truly Understands HPE’

Harris joined the organization as an intern in 2004 and has worked extensively across the business and into every major customer sector, from public sector to large global accounts. He moved into the UK leadership organisation in 2013, first as UK sales manager for storage, then as UK general manager for servers. He then took over the UK&I hybrid IT business.

The exec has been an HPE VP since 2018, and prior to assuming his new role was chief sales officer for the UK.

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HPE’s Marc Waters

“Matt is both an exceptional leader and a good friend who truly understands HPE,” said Waters.

Waters said Harris is “highly regarded by our people, our customers and our partners.”

Waters added that the business is transforming “at a rapid pace” with the HPE portfolio now available as a service through HPE GreenLake.

“Now is the right time for Matt … to lead the next phase of our growth in the UK,” said Waters.

For his part, Harris said he was delighted to lead a business he has “called home for 18 years.”

“In a dynamic environment here in the UK, HPE has never been more relevant,” he said. “I believe strongly that the tech sector has a huge role to play in solving challenges for humanity and business.”

He said he was “100% focused on making HPE a great place to work, and a great business partner.” He also wants to advance HPE’s core purpose — “to advance the way people live and work.”

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Christine Horton

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Christine Horton writes about all kinds of technology from a business perspective. Specializing in the IT sales channel, she is a former editor and now regular contributor to leading channel and business publications. She has a particular focus on EMEA for Channel Futures.

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