Cardiff Capital Region – 30 November 2017: Data centre operator Next Generation Data (NGD) today announced the appointment of Joanne Estell as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
A Chartered Management Accountant, Joanne’s career spans more than 20 years. She joins NGD from Stadium Group plc an Aim listed electronic manufacturing business where she was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for five years.
Previous roles include Head of Mergers and Acquisition for Survitec Group Ltd and Finance
Director, Specialised Businesses for John Crane, the mechanical seals division of Smiths plc, a business with a total turnover of c. £900m. Joanne also held a number of senior financial positions and strategic leadership roles in Smiths Group since 2001 and began her career with hotel and restaurant group Whitbread plc.
“I am very excited to join NGD’s dynamic management team and looking forward to helping the business maximise its future growth potential and financial performance,” said Joanne Estell, CFO, NGD. “The company has already proven to be a major disruptor in the data centre industry and has significant funding behind it from Infravia Capital Partners for accelerating expansion.”
Added Simon Taylor, NGD’s Chairman: “Joanne’s extensive corporate finance experience will be highly beneficial as we continue to expand our flagship data centre campus, the largest in Europe, and look to acquire several additional sites over the next few years.”
Joanne Estell, NGD CFO