'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.
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.