Monday, 01 November 2010 11:13

Scroggie joins NEXTDC board


Symantec managing director Craig Scroggie has become a non-executive director of NEXTDC.

Data centre operator NEXTDC has appointed Craig Scroggie as a non-executive director. Mr Scroggie is also vice president and managing director for Symantec in the Pacific region.

'With the rapid growth of information, the demand to deliver high-performing and energy efficient data centre facilities in Australia and New Zealand is very strong," said Mr Scroggie.

"NEXTDC's mission to build an Australia-wide network of data centres that are both smart and green is extremely powerful and I look forward to making a significant contribution to the board of directors and the company's overall success," he added.

NEXTDC chairman Roger Clarke welcomed Mr Scroggie to the board, saying "Craig is a strong leader with a great track record. He brings with him a wealth of experience, industry knowledge as well as extensive corporate governance experience that is critical to the success of NEXTDC."

"Attracting a high calibre director like Craig reinforces NEXTDC's commitment to the Australian market as the business enters into a phase of growth and expansion of its data centre portfolio," added Mr Clarke.






NEXTDC recently announced that its founder, Bevan Slattery, would serve as CEO following the completion of TPG's takeover of PIPE Networks.

In July, NEXTDC revealed it had acquired a vacant site in Port Melbourne where it plans to construct over time a data centre campus. The first centre on the site should be operational during the second half of 2011. The company has also acquired a building in the Brisbane CBD that company officials said would be used to house a data centre that will be fully operational by Christmas 2010.

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