Thursday, 21 April 2016

Logicalis Appoints Mark Rogers as CEO

Slough, 9:00am 21st April 2016

Reinforces commitment to digitally enable and transform its customers’ business in the ‘First Digital Decade’

Logicalis UK, the international IT solutions and managed services provider, has today announced the appointment of Bob Swallow as Managing Director to steer the restructured and re-energised business through the next phase of planned growth. Bob takes on the role having previously been in place as Sales Director for Logicalis UK where he played a key part in defining the strategy, direction and structure of the business to better support its customers as they embark on the digital transformation of their businesses.

With over 30 years of industry experience under his belt, Bob will lead a strong UK senior management team after a period of restructuring and transformation within the business, including Paul Crilly, who was appointed to the role of UK Finance Director in November 2015 having been CFO at Logicalis Australia since 2013, and Operations Director Natalie Matthews who has been with the company for over a decade. Prior to joining Logicalis Bob held senior sales positions at Dimension Data and Recite, as well as management roles at Datapoint and Chess Telecom.

Mark Rogers, CEO for Logicalis Group said, “Bob brings a wealth of experience to the role having spent the past three decades leading IT businesses in key sales and executive management roles. This is a fantastic time to be leading the UK business having restructured ourselves to meet the burgeoning needs of businesses looking to gain competitive advantage through digital transformation. I’m confident that Bob is the right man to lead the UK team as we move into this new phase of growth.”

Commenting on his appointment, Bob Swallow said,

"We’re seeing a decisive change in leadership priorities across the world. We understand that prioritising digital transformation is front of mind for many progressive-thinking organisations, and therefore we’ve spent the past 12-18 months adapting our own business to support and serve our customers on their digital transformation journeys."

“We’ve got a clear focus and go-to-market strategy and we’re delivering against it. This year our focus is on making Every Customer a Reference, and to achieve this, we anticipate growth in our core portfolio of solutions and services, investment in disruptive technologies and services, the simplification of our business processes, to retain and attract the best people and skills in the industry and drive service transformation to ensure we meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. Logicalis has a rich pedigree of offering market leading services, and I look forward to driving the UK business forward.”

Logicalis UK has marked 2016 as the beginning of a new era in technology when organisations move away from an IT defined world to the possibilities of a digitally defined decade. This evolution is characterised by the increasing consensus among UK business leaders that digital innovation and continual digital development is the top priority for future success.

ABOUT LOGICALIS

Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data centre and cloud services; and managed services.

Logicalis employs over 4,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, deploy and manage complex IT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HPE, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, Microsoft, Oracle, VMware and ServiceNow on an international basis. It has specialised solutions for enterprise and medium-sized companies in vertical markets covering financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, helping customers benefit from cutting-edge technologies in a cost-effective way.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of over $1.5 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific, and is one of the leading IT and communications solution integrators, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the AIM market of the LSE and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with revenues of over $6 billion.

For more information, visit www.uk.logicalis.com

Media contact:
Jacob Petterson / Greg Halse
Cohesive Communications
+44 (0) 1291 626200
logicalis@wearecohesive.com


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