Wednesday, 25 January 2012 14:35

New chief for CWW hosting business

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Cable&Wireless Worldwide has a new chief in charge of its global hosting services business in the wake of its announcement of a multi-million dollar investment in new data centre facilities to expand hosting capacity by 25 percent.


Gavin Darby, Cable&Wireless Worldwide chief executive, announced the appointment of Michelle Senecal de Fonseca as its new global managing director for hosting services. Ms Senecal de Fonseca previously worked with US West, Sprint International, Global One, Worldport and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Darby said data hosting and applications support is one of the company's key focus areas and Senecal de Fonseca would 'drive growth in the scale and contribution from this business unit in the near term.'

Commenting on her appointment, Ms Senecal de Fonseca said, "with an enviable list of highly engaged clients, extensive telecoms and hosting capabilities coupled with the full support of the board, evidenced by the recent investments in hosting capacity, this a great time to be joining the company.'

Darby said Ms Senecal de Fonseca had been recognised by Global Telecoms Business magazine as one of the industry's most influential leaders.

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Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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