Infinity adds another 40 years’ experience to its executive team.
London, UK – 5 December 2011 – Specialist data centre operator, Infinity, today announced the appointment of Ian McKenzie as the Company’s new Chairman. A seasoned professional, McKenzie has a wealth of over 40 years of international experience in the telecommunications and broadcast industry which includes roles such as COO for Asia Pacific with British Telecom, Non-Executive Chairman at Multicom Security AB and GTS Central Europe, Non Executive Director of the UK-based Daisy Group plc. and Senior Advisor to GMT Communications Partners LLP. His appointment is part of the Company’s overall growth plans and its commitment to meet and exceed the requirements of its growing global customer base.
Outgoing Chairman John Leighfield CBE commented, “Ian’s extensive experience will be invaluable to Infinity . It’s imperative for that, as Infinity grows, we continue to maintain the extremely high level of diligence in the way we operate and scale our business. Infinity is looking to set the gold standard for service operations in the data centre industry. Ian brings with him vast knowledge and leadership experience in similar businesses which will be invaluable in supporting the Infinity board.”
McKenzie has substantial experience in the telecoms and broadcast industry, having spent 32 years at British Telecom in a number of senior roles in the UK and Europe, and later as COO for the Asia-Pacific region. On leaving British Telecom in 2000, McKenzie was COO of Kingston Communications, a leading provider of communications solutions to business and public sector organisations in the UK, and has served as a board director for several international communications companies.
Since 2003 Ian has worked with various Private Equity Funds in a number of Executive and Non-Executive roles including Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of Invitel Rt, Non-Executive Chairman of Karneval s.r.o. and Non-Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of České Radiokomunikace a.s.
Martin Lynch, Chief Executive said “John Leighfield has been Chairman from the start of the company, John’s experience and statesmanship has been invaluable in establishing our brand values and corporate ambition. Handing the reigns over to Ian as we scale the business enables more focus on the detailed issues as we move forward. I would like to thank John for his support during the growth of Infinity and look forward to updating him on our progress.”
About Infinity SDC
Infinity provides a capital-free, outsourced data centre service to private and public sector organisations. Available as both bespoke and standard offers in short and long term contracts, Infinity focuses on delivering the highest levels of customer service and resilience at the lowest total cost of ownership. Infinity’s service contracts enable businesses to take full advantage of lower operating costs at a time when capital is highly constrained. With one of the most experienced management teams in the industry and backed by two of the UK’s leading financial institutions. Infinity has the capability and depth of funding to provide highly efficient data centre solutions matched to customers’ budget envelopes and operational needs. For further information visit http://www.infinitysdc.com.
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