Craig Scroggie is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of NEXTDC, responsible for driving the business to become one of the world’s fastest growing technology companies. Craig is well recognised for his leadership experience within the IT and telecommunications industries across the globe.
Under Craig’s leadership, NEXTDC has grown from a start-up technology infrastructure company developing its first data centre (B1 Brisbane) to an ASX Top 100 Public Company recognised as Australia’s leading Data Centre-as-a-Service company and one of Australia’s fastest growing technology companies. With a national footprint of nine data centres live across Australia, NEXTDC have an additional two facilities currently in design. The company’s annual data centre services revenues have grown from $1.2 million (FY12) to exceeding $179 million (FY19). In that time, the Company has earned a plethora of awards in the technology, business and engineering industries. In 2017, NEXTDC’s B2 Brisbane and M2 Melbourne data centres were both awarded Tier IV Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute, the first colocation data centres in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve such recognition. In 2018, NEXTDC became the first data centre provider in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve Uptime Institute Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability. In July 2019 NEXTDC were named Frost & Sullivan's Global Company of the Year and in June 2020 NEXTDC were recognised by Frost & Sullivan in their annual Frost Radar data centre services report as the leading data centre company in Australia.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Craig served as a Non-Executive Director of NEXTDC for 18 months and as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Craig has previously held senior leadership positions with Symantec, Veritas Software, Computer Associates, EMC Corporation and Fujitsu. Craig is a Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Australian Sales & Marketing Institute.
Craig has twice served as a judge in the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner’s Australian Privacy Awards, and twice given evidence as an expert witness in the Australian Government Standing Committee on Communications Inquiry into Cyber Crime, and the Federal Parliament Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety.
Craig is a Graduate of the University of Southern Queensland and holds an Advanced Certificate in Information Technology, a Graduate Certificate in Management, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management, and a Master of Business Administration. In 2013 Mr Scroggie was awarded the University of Southern Queensland Faculty of Business & Law Alumnus of the Year, and in 2015 he was inducted into the ARN ICT Industry Awards Hall of Fame.
Craig currently holds the position of Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Business, Economics & Law at La Trobe University where he currently serves as Chairman of the Business School Advisory Board. Craig was formerly the Chairman of the La Trobe University Graduate School of Management Board.