Research in Motion are having a little leadership change around in the UK and Europe. Rob Orr has been appointed as the new Managing Director for RIM UK & Ireland and will take up the new position on September 1st. Rob is currently the Vice President for Product Management in Europe, Middle East and the Africa region and has been with RIM for six years.

Stephen Bates, the current MD has a newly created position within the company - as Regional Managing Director for Europe and will be responsible for customer engagement, market responsiveness and employee focus across the Europe.

The changes are all part of RIM's plans to ensure Europe is structured to be fully focused on selling BlackBerry 7 devices and BlackBerry Mobile Fusion as well as being prepared for the launch of BlackBerry 10.