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techUK announces new Data Centres Council for 2024/2026

Wed 14 Feb 2024

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techUK has unveiled the election results for the Data Centres Council for the 2024/2026 tenure.

The Data Centres Council, representing a diverse group of industry leaders, will shape the priorities of the Data Centres Programme.

The Role of the Data Centres Council

This platform allows for thought leadership and fosters important relationships with key stakeholders, including Government departments, regulators, and the broader tech industry, aiming to transform the sector.

Allan Bosley, Head of Culture & Management Information at Ark Data Centres Limited and the Chair of techUK Data Centres Council, said: “Data centres’ role, safeguarding access to the information processed by and required of the digital economy, and therefore our daily lives in the modern world, needs cross-sector understanding and Government recognition.”

The group of leaders will steer the Data Centres Programme, defining policy responses and representing the broader membership’s interests. Their collaborative efforts will focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities within the data centre sector, ensuring its sustainable growth and innovation.

The new council members for the 2024/2026 term are as follows:

  • Chair: Allan Bosley, Ark Data Centres
  • Vice-chair: Andrew Jay, CBRE
  • Billy McHallum, Equinix
  • Bruce Stephenson, Vantage Data Centers
  • Dave Connelly, Dell Corporation
  • Dave Smith, Digital Realty
  • Dave Strong, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Derek Allen, Global Switch
  • Emma Fryer, CyrusOne
  • Helen Munro, Pulsant
  • John Booth, Carbon3IT
  • Kamran Lateef, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Kevin Shieber, Colt Data Centre Services
  • Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange
  • Manuel Abellan San Martin, Microsoft
  • Mark Bailey, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • Neil Woollam, Computacenter
  • Paul Finch, Kao Data
  • Riccardo Degli Effetti, VIRTUS Data Centres
  • Sarah Draper, Telehouse UK
  • Scott McLauchlan, NTT Global Data Centers EMEA UK

Bosley added: “techUK’s Data Centre Council plays an invaluable role in co-ordinating this process and it is a privilege to be able to work with other industry leaders in support of this.”

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