eBay Australia will get a new team leader after vice president Deborah Sharkey made the decision to move to the company’s global headquarters in San Jose, USA.

The position will be taken over by eBay vice president and leader of eBay’s Korean business Jooman Park from July.

Sharkey joined eBay’s Sydney team in October 2003 and has led eBay Australia & New Zealand Ltd since December 2008 helping to grow eBay’s position as Australia’s leading online marketplace. eBay has over 7 million Australian unique visitors a month.
“I’ve enjoyed four great years at the helm of eBay Australia & New Zealand Pty Ltd,” Sharkey said. “Having worked almost my entire professional life in Australia and Japan, I am particularly excited about returning to the US to continue to work for eBay.”

“Deborah’s leadership has enhanced eBay’s reputation as a great partner for businesses of all sizes and a favourite shopping destination for millions of Australians. Deborah’s agility, results-focus and inexhaustible energy for eBay will continue to serve the company well in the USA,” Jay Lee, eBay Asia senior vice president and general manager, said.

“Jooman will build on the excellent progress the team is making in defining the new Australian retail landscape.”