Found at http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/02/09/1044725671678.html - not that big news anyway Apple Australia is looking for a new chief executive. Ben Bowley, who has been managing director for Australia and New Zealand since the retirement of Diana Ryall two years ago, will leave at the end of March. Mr Bowley's successor has yet to be selected. Both internal and external candidates are being considered although the strongest speculation is that an executive from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, may be sent to Sydney, if only for a two- or three-year assignment. Apple's Australian operation reports directly to the US rather than as previously to the Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore. Mr Bowley said on Friday that he wanted to start his own business. "I am very involved with general aviation, as a private pilot, and I love the bush. I've got an idea for putting the two together in a tourism venture; something a bit different that will take people to some of the really great areas of Australia that are not on the usual routes," he said. Despite his senior post at Apple, Mr Bowley is only 35. "If I don't try to do my own thing now I may never do it," he said. He leaves Apple Australia in good shape. "We had a good last quarter, despite the tough trading conditions, and we have another good one coming up," Mr Bowley said. "The business is strong."