Meet our management team

At Proximity Data centres, the UK division of nLighten, we support your regional colocation growth plans with our rapidly expanding UK wide portfolio of edge data centres. This is delivered by our experienced team of operational staff located at each site. They are guided by our leadership team who have a track record of designing and operating major service delivery businesses and managing critical systems for global organisations. Through our combined experience we aim to deliver a culture that encourages both innovation and absolute customer-dedication.

John Hall

John is responsible for leading customer engagement. He has more than two decades of experience managing sales, marketing and commercial functions in the data centre, IT outsourcing and telecoms industry. This includes as Customer Director for Global Markets at Cable & Wireless, where John gained international business experience and as Group Sales & Marketing Director of a venture capital-funded hosting and IT outsourcing company. Here he was responsible for leading initial investment in the data centre market and early entry into the hybrid cloud sector.

John Craig

John has over 30 years of financial management experience in the corporate sector. This includes 20 years in IT outsourcing and telecoms, where he held the roles of Finance Director and Commercial Director for the Telemetrix, Phoenix and Daisy IT groups. Here, John dealt with large multi-national customers, business solutions and long-term agreements for large scale IT outsourced services, and data centre provision. He previously worked in technical financial control environments for Xerox and Mars managing treasury, manufacturing and financial accounting. John became a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1998.

Charles Galtrey

Charles manages operations for our UK network of data centres. He has over 15 years of experience in data centre and critical environment operational management, having previously been Operations and Facilities Director for Optimum Data Centres. Prior to that, Charles was Director of Data Centres for Xerox EMEA where he was responsible for 23 data centres across Europe. Charles gained his qualifications with the British Army Royal Engineers, leaving as M&E leader for secure NATO sites in Europe.

Roger Weir

Roger manages all aspects of our real estate at Proximity Data Centres. Along with 20 years of experience in commercial, technical and corporate real estate at CB Richard Ellis, Elphinstone Holdings and Barclays Capital (Asia Pacific), Roger was also previously head of property for data centre and telecommunications service provider Asia Global Crossing. Here he secured land and buildings across China, Singapore, Japan, Australia and more. Roger also gained extensive development experience while managing the City Park Glasgow project.

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