Sandler Resigns from Computacenter

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The non-executive chairman has left the company due to "his commitment to Northern Rock," the recently nationalized U.K bank.

One of Europe’s largest system integrators, Computacenter, has lost its non-executive chairman.

Ron Sandler resigned from the position as well as from Computacenter's board due to his commitment to Northern Rock, the beleaguered U.K. bank that has now been nationalized.

Computacenter has set out to find a permanent replacement, and Non-Executive Director Cliff Preddy is leading the search.

The move comes just weeks after the integrator went through a rebranding exercise. Computacenter launched a new logo and is trying to push its customer-centric approach to IT.

 Mike Norris, Computacenter’s CEO, said in a statement at the time: "In a competitive industry such as IT, we need to be clear on the kind of organization we are and the value we bring to our customers. The brand rejuvenation provides a more unified view of what we do and what we stand for."

Sara Driscoll began her journalism career at 16 years old on her local newspaper, The Watford Observer. Working part time, she covered a range of beats. Leaving to complete her Journalism Degree at Bournemouth University, UK, Sara then went on to graduate and work for Emap. She began as a reporter on APR, Emap's construction title, being promoted to senior reporter with a year.Sara then joined VNU Business Publications as Deputy News Editor on CRN, the weekly trade title for channel players. She covered industry/business news from vendors, distributors and resellers, product announcements, partner announcements as well as market and trend analysis, research and in depth articles to predict up and coming trends in the sector. She was promoted within a year to News Editor, a year later to Deputy Editor and the following year became Editor. Sara remained editor of CRN for three years, launching the magazine on new platforms including CRN TV and eBooks, as well as several magazine and web site redesigns. She was called on for expert industry comment from various publications including appearing on live BBC news programs. Sara joined Ziff Davis Enterprise as Editor of eWeek Channel Insider. She runs the title in all formats – online up to the minute news, newsletters, emails alerts and events. She also manages the brand of Channel Insider in all formats - events, shows, awards, panel debates and roundtables.Sara can be reached at:sara.driscoll@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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