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John joined Global Switch in 2015 as Managing Director, London, becoming Group Director, UK in 2016 having over 20 years’ senior management experience in IT service and data centres.


John has held senior management positions within national as well as international businesses across all key business areas including sales, operations, marketing, product portfolio, mergers and acquisitions. He has an impressive track record of growing businesses from a commercial, financial, operational and customer satisfaction perspective. Prior to joining Global Switch he was Chief Operating Officer for SunGard Availability Services where he was responsible for the strategy, sales, finance and day-to-day operations for the European region, which encompassed 12 data centres. Prior to this he was with Atos Origin, a leading international IT digital services company.

Responsibilities at Global Switch

In his role as Group Director, UK, John co-chairs Global Switch's UK/Europe Exco Board in the continuous development and future expansion of Global Switch’s business whilst overseeing a programme of continuous improvement, ensuring that best practice is shared across key operational areas such as customer services, critical environments and connectivity. John is responsible for maintaining a best in class operational environment for the London Campus whilst continuing to drive business development, new initiatives and new developments including the redevelopment and power upgrade of London North and the planned development of the campus to include London South which will provide a further 29,000 sq m gross space and 40 MVA of utility power supply capacity.