Today, we got the information, that the head of Sony dismissed the managing director of Sony Interactive Entertainment of Australian division Michael Ephraim. Kotaku AU reported about it with reference to an internal source.
Ephraim was notified about this decision last week. All formalities would be resolved till 5 March.
Long story short
Michael Ephraim has become a part of Sony Australia Team in 1992 and took the position of general manager. He was directly involved in the regional launch of the original PlayStation system, and in 1997 was promoted to Managing Director of SIE Australia. Due to this facts, the decision of the Sony management is weird.
Altogether Ephraim has more than 30 years of experience in gaming industry. Sony did not commented their decision to dismiss the head of the Australian division. So, the true reasons of this step is unclear for us.