Former Symantec APAC managing director Craig Scroggie has been named as the new CEO of local data centre operator NextDC.
Scroggie replaces Bevan Slattery, who will continue at NextDC as executive director and deputy chairman.
Scroggie is a veteran of the IT community, formerly serving in leadership roles at the local operations of EMC, Fujitsu and Veritas Software.
The move to NextDC CEO extends a long-term relationship with the data centre provider. Scroggie has served as a non-executive director of NextDC for almost two years.
Slattery said the appointment allowed him more time to focus on the company’s ONEDC platform.
“Having worked with Craig on the board for the past 18 months, I have always been extremely impressed by his level of professionalism, energy and leadership. Craig is an impressive and inspiring professional,” he said in a statement to the ASX.
“I am looking forward to working with Craig to deliver our vision for NEXTDC and expanding into new areas of opportunity.”
Scroggie will begin the role on June 20 on a four year contract. His annual salary has been set at $1.2 million, alongside equity incentives subject to shareholder approval.
Scroggie departed Symantec in late May, with former Symantec Australia cloud boss Brenton Smith taking the reins.