Cloud computing company iomart Group plc has further strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer. Neil Christie, who had been running the Infrastructure as a Service side of the iomart business, will now take responsibility for the Group’s day-to-day operations, reporting into CEO Reece Donovan.
Neil has worked in the cloud computing industry for over 10 years. He is focussed on building a culture of quality, service delivery excellence and innovation by developing the systems, skills and processes required to support iomart and its customers. After training as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Neil jointly ran a web hosting company, which iomart acquired in 2011. He is a member of the technical and IT faculty committees for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Reece Donovan, CEO, commented: “I am delighted Neil has accepted this new position within our senior management team. He knows iomart from the inside and has excellent commercial knowledge of the market in which we operate. We will be working closely together to enhance our structure and processes in order to deliver on our long-term growth strategy.”
Neil Christie said: “I am excited to be working with Reece to take forward his vision for iomart. I will be supporting the talented teams we have across the business and bringing together all parts of the Group to deliver on our strategy of service excellence and further growth.”
Neil’s appointment follows the recent announcement by iomart of a new Chief Marketing Officer, Sharon Mars Leach, to strengthen its brand positioning within the growing marketplace for cloud services.
This is a non-Board appointment.
Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, iomart provides managed cloud and security services to businesses and organisations of all sizes from data centres it owns and operates across the UK. From colocation to all types of cloud, security, connectivity and consultancy, the Group helps its customers overcome the complex IT challenges they face.