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 superior leadership experience within the IT and telecommunications industries across the globe.
Under Craig’s leadership, NEXTDC has grown from a start-up tech company operating only a single data centre (B1 Brisbane) to now being recognised as Australia’s leading Data Centre-as-a-Service company and Australia’s fastest growing technology company, boasting a national footprint of eight data centres across Australia, with an additional three facilities currently in design. The company’s annual data centre services revenues have grown from $1.2 million (FY12) to exceeding $150 million (FY18). 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 data centres in Australia and the first colocation data centres in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve such recognition.
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 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.
Craig currently holds the position of Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Business, Economics & Law at La Trobe University where he currently serves on the Business School Advisory Board. Craig was formerly the Chairman of the La Trobe University Graduate School of Management Board.