Facebook confirmed that Sales Director Liam Walsh has been serving and will serve as interim director of commercial development and sales for Facebook Australia until a permanent replacement for Paul Borrud, who resigned in January, is named.
Facebook Vice President of Asia Pacific Erik Johnson told The Australian:
We have confirmed Liam Walsh in the role of director of commercial development and sales for Facebook Australia. Liam continues to oversee Facebook’s Australian operations, running the business on a day-to-day basis. We are looking for someone who can assist us with strategic global engagements with government, industry, and media, as well as help us manage the Australia and New Zealand businesses together.
Prior to Facebook, Walsh served as managing director of Microsoft Advertising from August 2007 through May 2011.