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Derek Allen
Group Operations Director
Global Switch

Derek joined Global Switch as Group Operations Director in 2012.

Derek has extensive knowledge operating large scale data centres, having over 30 years’ industry experience, the last 12 of which have been working directly in the data centre industry for companies such as Cable & Wireless Worldwide and UBS, where inter alia he led the standardisation and introduction of best practice operating processes and was responsible for a number of significant data centre build projects. Prior to these roles Derek worked for BT where he built up comprehensive engineering and facilities expertise.

At Global Switch, Derek is responsible for the management of the Operations team and ensuring that the company maintains its best in class operating procedures across its global footprint.