Microsoft appoints UiPath executive and former AWS EMEA MD Gavin Jackson to lead its Enterprise Commercial business in the UK

Microsoft UK has appointed Gavin Jackson (above), former CEO of EMEA for UiPath, a global leader in robotic process automation (RPA) software, to succeed Damian Stirrett as the Managing Director of Microsoft UK’s Enterprise Commercial business. Stirrett, who has successfully led the UK’s Enterprise business for six years, is moving to a new role within Microsoft.

Previous to UiPath, Jackson spent more than four years at Amazon Web Services, where he oversaw its UK and EU operations. He was responsible for leading teams and implementing strategic initiatives that helped customers adopt a cloud-first strategy as part of their digital transformation journey. Jackson joins Microsoft today.

“I want to thank Damian for his fantastic leadership of our enterprise business and the incredible success he and his team have generated for our UK customers,” said Cindy Rose, Microsoft UK Chief Executive. “At the same time, I’m very pleased to welcome Gavin, who brings a wealth of expertise and experience in leading commercial teams and businesses. He is uniquely qualified to lead Microsoft’s commercial business into the future and build on the success we have achieved with our customers.”

“I am excited to join Microsoft whose cloud business has gone from strength to strength in the UK, thanks to a reputation for putting customers first and supporting businesses on their digital transformation journeys,” said Jackson. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with this world-class team to take the commercial business to the next level.”