Press Release

European Data Centre Association elects new Board of Directors

Thu 20 Jul 2023

The European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) has announced the unanimous election of three new members to its Board of Directors.

The EUDCA welcomed Géraldine Camara of France Datacenter, Marie Chabanon of Data4, and Matthew Winter from Global Switch, with full confidence in their commitment and expertise to help the EUDCA to fulfill its mission as the voice of Europe’s data centre industry.

At the same time, the newly constituted Board unanimously reconfirmed Michael Winterson, Managing Director at Equinix Services, as Chair of EUDCA for a second 2-year term.

Winterson has led the EUDCA since 2021, contributing to the launch and subsequent success of the Climate Neutral Data Center Pact (CNDCP), an industry-led initiative whose members have committed to reaching climate neutrality by 2030.

Michael Winterson said: “I am honoured to again receive the trust of the EUDCA Board and association members. As the data centre industry’s relevance and recognition in EU policymaking is continuously increasing, EUDCA provides a strong voice with policymakers and stakeholders. We will continue to represent our challenges at the highest level, at the same time contributing to the energy transition while easing the shift to a digitalised future. I applaud our Board members renewing their commitment to our mission, and I extend a warm welcome to our new Directors.”

Géraldine Camara said: “It is with great pleasure that France Datacenter joins the Board of EUDCA. I look forward to adding our National Trade Association’s voice to the wider European discussion, at a time when transposition of legislation into national law increasingly impacts the way that we design, build and operate data centres.”

Marie Chabanon said: “I welcome my election to the Board of EUDCA with great excitement. As our industry faces growing challenges, it is necessary to enhance cooperation and pool our experiences so that together we can shape the future of our sector.”

Matthew Winter said: “I look forward to contributing my engineering expertise to EUDCA and collaborating with my peers to achieve the best path to success. Together, we can strengthen our industry’s voice on the European stage and promote sound policies to drive innovation and sustainability forward.”

The EUDCA Board of Directors brings together technical excellence and commercial acumen, with a breadth of knowledge relating to data centre investments, sustainability, design and operations. The new Board comprises:

    • Michael Winterson, Equinix, Chair of the Board
    • Laurens van Reijen, LCL Data Centers, Treasurer
    • Lex Coors, Digital Realty, Chair of the Policy Committee
    • Andrew Harrison, Arup, Chair of the Technical Committee
    • Matt Pullen, CyrusOne, Chair of CNDCP Board
    • Marie Chabanon, Data4, Deputy Chair of Technical Committee
    • Dick Theunissen, EdgeConneX, Deputy Chair of NTA Committee
    • Géraldine Camara, France Datacenter, Deputy Chair of NTA Committee
    • Matthew Winter, Global Switch, Deputy Chair of CNDCP Board
    • Matthew Baynes, Schneider Electric, NTA Coordination
    • Stijn Grove, Dutch Data Center Association, NTA Coordination

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