SYDNEY: Kodak regional sales director, consumer division – South Asia cluster, Steve Morley, has unexpectedly resigned today after eight years with company, citing travel demands of the role and family reasons.

Morley, who has led Kodak to the number one market position in digital cameras, home printing and inkjet media in Australia for the last two years, announced his intention to leave Kodak to pursue career opportunities outside the company, effective today.

 “For family reasons, I have decided to leave Kodak after eight fantastic years and relocate permanently to Australia, forgoing the travel demands linked with a regional role,” he said.

“There is clear evidence that the much changed and consolidated industry has found new veins of growth and I am more confident now than ever that Kodak will succeed in its own transformation.

“The Australian team is the best I’ve had the privilege to work with and I leave knowing that they will continue to accelerate Kodak’s number one digital market position,” Morley said.

Morley came to Australia in late 2002 to head up Digital and Applied Imaging Systems and took up an expanded management role in May 2004.

Kodak Australia’s general manager – consumer division, Bryn Sharp, reported to Morley and was appointed to the top Australian job after just six months in the company, after Morley took the regional role.
 “Steve has made a strong contribution during his years with Kodak both in Europe and Asia, particularly in Australia,” Sharp said.

“We would like to take this opportunity to formally thank Steve for his significant contribution to our company’s success and wish him every success in his future career,” he said.
According to Kodak, details of a replacement for Morley’s current role as regional Sales director, consumer division – South Asia cluster will be forthcoming.