Denver-based identity-defined security specialist Ping Identity has appointed Ashley Diffey as Country Manager for Australia, New Zealand and Japan, with a brief to continue driving increasing demand for the firm’s offerings in the region.

Based in Melbourne, Diffey will be responsible for sales, customer support and services.

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 two decades of sales and channel leadership experience, Diffey’s previous roles included a stint at Venn Solutions as general manager for Victoria, F5 Networks, where he managed the company’s partner relationship with Telstra and oversaw the organisation’s southern regional channel.

In addition, he served as director for channel sales Australia and New Zealand, and southern region channel sales manager at Commvault.

Ping Identity works with a range of partners across ANZ 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.