Mike is a Director and National Data Centre Practice Manager of The Strategic Directions Group, an advisory firm specialising in IT, Telecommunications and Data Centre Strategy.
Mike has over 28 years’ experience in the ICT industry, covering strategy, design and management across commercial and government sectors. He is a specialist in large-scale data centre development and telecommunications solutions, with particular skill in strategic and master planning, procurement, telecommunications and networking, design, management and operations, contract negotiations and project recovery.
Appointed to the Board of Directors of AFCOM’s Data Center Institute in the USA in April 2010, Mike has since represented the Institute on the Data Centre World Expert Panel, on Data Centre Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (2011) and Data Center Trends (2012), and co-authored a number of Whitepapers.
Mike holds a Diploma of Applied Science – Computing, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). He is a member of the Board of Directors, AFCOM Data Center Institute, USA, and was the first board member appointed from outside North America.