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NEXTDC appoints new Head of Government – Australian Defence Magazine

Australian data centre NEXTDC has announced the appointment of Matt Holden to the position of Head of Government and Scott MacLeod to Head of Government Strategy.

The appointments form part of NEXTDC’s investment in supporting supporting the Australian Government and Defence organisations’ ongoing and emerging digital infrastructure requirements by bringing onboard these executives.

Matt Holden will bring over 30 years of experience in delivering data centre solutions to Australian enterprise and government customers. His knowledge of technology infrastructure and cloud systems from his tenures at CBRE and Hewlett-Packard will help NEXTDC to provide industry-leading solutions to government customers.

“As government customers consider continued investment across cyber strategies and grapple with new technologies like Gen AI and Machine Learning, NEXTDC is uniquely positioned to provide the critical infrastructure required for the management and sovereignty of secure government systems from our locations that provide national coverage,” said Holden.

“We have a firm vision to augment the government specificity of what NEXTDC has already built and grow the most complete ecosystem in the industry to keep Australia’s government and citizen data secure right across the country.”

Scott MacLeod will leverage over 40 years of experience across intelligence, cybersecurity government and ICT to support NEXTDC’s government offerings. Prior to NEXTDC, he has in the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Public Service and as the Head of the National Security and Defence, Solutions Architecture at AWS.

“NEXTDC’s facility coverage across Australia and New Zealand offers government specificity and optionality on security, network, engineering and operational excellence, demonstrated by our Uptime Institute certification which is unique to NEXTDC in this market,” said MacLeod.

“NEXTDC has invested and built an integrated digital infrastructure network which combines the largest ecosystem of partners with government level security, certifications and operational excellence; a truly unique, nationwide infrastructure capability to meet the security and resiliency levels required for Australia’s digital economy.”