Queensland-based datacentre designer, Strategic Directions, has appointed two new members to its board of directors to help cope with massive expansion plans.
Dr Leo Keliher is the former director general of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Queensland, while Paul Stevens was the CEO of Gold Coast City Council. In a statement, Strategic Directions managing director, Chris Goldstone, said the appointments would help it to handle anticipated growth this year.
“Both Keliher and Stevens bring a depth of talent and years of corporate and government experience at the highest level to Strategic Directions as we embark on a period of growth we have not seen since Mike Andrea and I founded the company in 2003,” he said.
This follows the latest appointment of Peter Bartlett to the newly created position of business development executive to help service a surge in State Government and major corporate business growth in Queensland.
The company recently designed a geothermal powered datacentre (with zero carbon emissions) for Queensland company, Geodynamics. Many more Polaris style datacentres are also in the pipeline.
Strategic Directions was also recently invited to join the Data Center Institute think tank in conjunction, which is part of the AFCOM global industry forum. Being a member of the think tank gives the company access to research and information gathering globally.
It was also the master planner of the $220 million Polaris datacentre. Tenants include Queensland Government, NEC Australia, Suncorp Bank and Bank of Queensland.