TitleCompany:Chief Operating Officer, NEXTDC Limited, Australia
Bio:Simon joined NEXTDC as COO in 2011. Responsible for the company’s strategic development, design, construction, and operations of their data centres and related client services. His team has delivered many Australian firsts, including Tier IV DC’s and NABERS 5-star efficiency.
Starting out as a Systems Engineer working on submarine cable projects with Cable & Wireless and subsequently Level 3 Communications in Europe and the U.S., Simon next moved to Singapore to lead Tata’s investment in their global sub-sea cable platform and solutioning for their wholesale product portfolio.
By leveraging his engineering expertise and commercial experience Simon has successfully developed the operational side of the business, building a highly successful and recognised team of engineers and skilled critical infrastructure operators at NEXTDC.
Simon holds an Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree from Nottingham University. Simon’s professional focus is strategic relationship management for the development and operation of large-scale critical infrastructure projects.