NextDC picks up Scroggie as new CEO

Summary:NextDC has nabbed former Symantec Australian vice president, Craig Scroggie, as its new CEO, just a fortnight after Scroggie left the security giant.

NextDC has nabbed former Symantec Australian vice president, Craig Scroggie, as its new CEO, just a fortnight after Scroggie left the security giant.

Craig Scroggie
(Credit: Symantec)

Scroggie will replace Bevan Slattery, who will become the company's executive director and deputy chairman.

The new CEO had been a non-executive director for NextDC since 2010, and Slattery said that as the company geared up to launch datacentres in Melbourne and Canberra, Scroggie's sales contacts would go a long way for NextDC.

"Craig's incredible enthusiasm, experience and extensive contacts, throughout Australia and Asia, will be of great benefit to our existing sales and development plans, and ignite NextDC's next phase of growth," Slattery said in a statement.

Scroggie's role and Slattery's new position will start from 20 June, for a period of 4 years. Scroggie's wage will start at $1.2 million per year, and he will be offered participation in NextDC's loan funded share plan, to the amount of $4 million over the four years.

Scroggie left Symantec at the end of May, and was replaced by Brenton Smith.

Topics: Symantec, IT Employment, Security

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