Data centre operator Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS) has announced David Crowther’s appointment as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company. Crowther will now be responsible for leading and developing Colt DC’ finance team to support and align with the business’ ambitious growth plans.
Colt DCS, which has data centres located across Europe and the Asia Pacific region (APAC), aspires to deliver innovative, sustainable, and globally-scalable data centres. Colt DCS provides data centre solutions to hyperscale and large enterprise customers across 14 carrier-neutral data centres, across 8 cities.
In addition, Colt DCS has also expressed the company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness, with a goal to achieve net zero emissions on its operations by 2030.
In a press release statement published on PR Newswire, Crowther affirmed his commitment to his new position, saying “I’m thrilled to be joining Colt DCS at this period of immense growth, and off the back of its ambitious expansion plans announced earlier in the year.”
Crowther added that he was “committed to ensuring that the finance team is an integral part of continuing to elevate Colt DCS’ reputation in the market, and commitments to sustainable growth and profitability.”
Leading Colt DCS’ Ambitious Expansion Plans
As CFO, Crowther will focus on several key aspects of Colt DCS’ operations, from driving financial performance by focusing on project returns and profitability, to improving governance by maintaining strong controls for the company, and evolving finance functions in line with the company’s growth needs.
Crowther will also help Colt DCS measure the ESG investments that the business is undertaking to achieve its goal of net zero emissions.
Niclas Sanfridsson, CEO of Colt DCS, expressed his support for Crowther, noting that “our business has grown exponentially over that last 5-6 years, where we have seen Colt DCS become a serious contender in the hyperscale data centre space. David and the plethora of experience he brings given his background is testament to the calibre of talent that our business is attracting.”
Sanfridsson affirmed that “Crowther will be an integral part of facilitating our ambitious expansion plans and positions the business as the most trusted, sustainable, customer-centric hyperscale data centre operator in the industry.”
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