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Ebay appoints new managing director of ANZ

Ebay has appointed Tim MacKinnon to managing director of Ebay Australia & New Zealand, following the appointment of Jooman Park to senior vice president of the APAC region last month.

“Tim has a fantastic track record within the Ebay Australia & New Zealand business having lead both the seller and marketing teams during his six-and-a-half-year tenure in the Sydney office,” said Park. “Tim is well-known to the Australian Ebay seller community and is well-respected by them for his deep e-commerce insight and partnership.”

Mackinnon joined the online marketplace in 2011 and has worked across a variety of roles, most recently as chief marketing officer and senior director for retailer growth. Prior to joining Ebay, he worked in corporate strategy and market entry for Intuit based in the US.

He has also worked as an advisor to the Australian Government on innovation and IT industry, and as a senior associate in an Australian corporate law firm.

Mackinnon said the Australian e-commerce industry is entering a new, exciting period for businesses and consumers alike.

“Ebay has been here since the earliest days helping to pioneer the industry, supporting Australian businesses to seize opportunities and providing consumers with great deals. It is a great responsibility to continue to grow the 40,000 Australian businesses on the Ebay platform, grow the careers of our employees and help three in five Australian consumers to save money,” he said.

Park said the Australian retail landscape has progressed, since he joined Ebay Australia in 2013, from his role as general manager of the marketplace in Korea.

“When I moved to Sydney four years ago, I set out to help define a new Australian retail landscape by successfully partnering with businesses and establishing online retail standards,” he said.

“I am delighted with the progress the team has made and I know that Tim is the right leader to help guide the business as the e-commerce landscape in Australia continues to evolve.”

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