Monday, 13 January 2020 11:40

Equinix promotes Guy Danskine to top job in Australia

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Guy Danskine, Equinix managing director Australia Guy Danskine, Equinix managing director Australia

Data centre operator Equinix has appointed nine-year company veteran Guy Danskine as managing director for Australia.

Danskine, who joined Equinix in 2011, succeeds Jeremy Deutsch, who was appointed president of Equinix Asia-Pacific in July 2019 and was managing director from 2014 until July 2019.

Based in Sydney, Danskine will report to Deutsch who steered Equinix through a period of organic expansions, including the acquisition and integration of Metronode.

Danskine originally joined Equinix as a global account manager in Sydney where he developed strategic relationships with key customers and partners, including cloud service providers, network service providers, systems integrators, as well as some of Australia’s leading financial institutions.

Danskine relocated to Equinix in San Francisco three years after joining the company in Sydney.

Most recently Danskine has served as senior director, strategic alliances, leading a cross-functional team to deepen the company’s partnership with key strategic alliance partners.

Prior to joining Equinix, Danskine led sales and business development for the service provider sector at Geo Networks in London, which was subsequently acquired by Zayo Networks, and prior to Geo, he held key leadership and sales roles at Optus and Hutchison Telecoms.

“Guy has a proven track record of driving business growth and accelerating Equinix’s market leading position, while efficiently leading his team,” said Jeremy Deutsch, President, Equinix Asia-Pacific.

“With his experience managing a global, cross-functional team and growing our strategic partnerships to unlock mutual value, I am confident he will continue to deliver on our commitment in Australia to provide our customers with interconnection solutions that support digital transformation and cloud adoption initiatives,” Deutsche said.

“As Equinix continues to expand, introducing new products and services to customers in Australia, I’m excited to be home and rejoin the team here,” said Danskine.

“Over the past several years we have seen that Australian organisations are very fast adopters of new technologies, and I look forward to helping deliver added value to our customers deploying across Australia and furthering Equinix’s position as the market leader.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year 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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