Simon Cooper is responsible for leading the company’s strategic direction in data centre design, development, construction, and driving the strategic business operations framework functions.
Before migrating to Australia with his family to join NEXTDC and help execute our strategic vision of becoming the most recognised, connected, and trusted data centre brand in Asia Pacific, Simon was based in Singapore where he directed Tata Communications investments in their international sub-sea network expansion and led the customer engineering and commercial solutions worldwide for Tata's wholesale portfolio.
Simon began his career as a Telecommunications Systems Engineer, working directly on a number of submarine cable projects with Cable & Wireless, before moving on to Level 3 Communications where he was responsible for driving their transmission network roll-out across Europe and the Atlantic.
By leveraging his engineering expertise and experience Simon expanded his influence to the operational side of the business. Simon was transitioned into running Level 3’s service activation business across Europe before going on to a strategic role in owning their pan-European transport business.
Simon holds an Electronics Degree from Nottingham University. Simon’s professional abilities range from strategic relationship management and funding the development and delivery of large infrastructure projects, through to his extensive high-level technical and commercial knowledge and understanding of large scale critical infrastructure projects.