DigiPlex

DigiPlex expands executive team with Phil Coutts' Chief Development Officer appointment

15 March 2021 | Abigail Opiah

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DigiPlex has hired Phil Coutts as Chief Development Officer to oversee the ongoing, planned and future development of DigiPlex’s data centre portfolio.

The Nordic data centre provider said Coutts will lead DigiPlex’s team who together, create facilities that meet the specifications of both hyperscale and colocation customers.

He will focus on combining safety, quality and sustainability standards with right first-time delivery to meet accelerated demand cycles.

“At a time when we have significantly grown our portfolio, Phil will play a key role in orchestrating our capabilities and capacity to deliver high-quality facilities at speed,” said Wiljar Nesse, CEO, DigiPlex, commenting on Coutts’ appointment.

“We opened two major data centres in 2020 and have another due to come online in Q2, plus we have acquired 170,000 m2 of land for new campuses near Oslo and Copenhagen – Phil will be busy from day one.”

Prior to joining DigiPlex, Coutts founded and led Mace International Data Centre Business operating in several European data centre markets including the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands and Denmark.

He has developed expertise in data centre and critical infrastructure design, construction and development.

“DigiPlex is an established leader at the intersection of digitization and environmental developments and so is uniquely well placed to meet the evolving demands of the market,” said Coutts.

“We have a compelling solution to anyone seeking an environmentally friendly technology platform, both in our standard facilities and in our build to suit capabilities.

“I am delighted to be joining the DigiPlex family at this exciting time to help develop and deliver the sustainable digital infrastructure the global economy needs while guaranteeing the safety, sustainability, quality and on time delivery standards demanded in the modern world.”

The company revealed that Coutts is committed to the continuous improvement of health and safety standards and is involved in a number of Health & Safety boards and leadership schemes, including co-chair of the British Safety Council (BSC) Construction Sector Interest Group.