Australian data center firm iseek has appointed Scott Hicks as CEO.

Hicks was previously CEO of YourDC, which iseek acquired in 2022. He held this role since 2015.

iseek CEO Scott Hicks (left) with Executive Director Jason Gomersall
New iseek CEO Hicks (left) and founder Gomersall – iseek

Prior to YourDC, Hicks was managing director of local ISP Adam Internet from 1995 until its sale to iiNet/TPG in 2013. He is also the founder and owner of Astelec Group, a telecoms construction firm.

“The past year has been about strengthening and integrating our teams across all our facilities, and it’s been a delight to work with such experienced people,” Hicks said. “As we move to this new phase, my goal is to make sure every person plays a role in and benefits from future growth and continued opportunities on the horizon.”

Founded in 1998, iseek’s portfolio currently includes seven data centers across Brisbane, Northern Queensland, Sydney, and Adelaide. The company said that under Hicks, iseek aims to expand its data center portfolio further.

Hicks replaces iseek founder Jason Gomersall, who has led the company for 25 years. He will remain with the firm as executive director.

“Jason has done a fantastic job as the chief advocate for the business, attracting blue-chip clients that include all tiers of government and some of Australia’s iconic international brands,” Hicks said. “We both saw the amazing synergies when our companies merged through acquisition. Now we will invest in building on a strong company culture as we embark on this new growth path.”

Amber Infrastructure Group acquired a majority stake in iseek in 2021. Launched in 2015, YourDC operated two data centers located north and south of Adelaide in South Australia before being acquired by iseek.

“We are in a very good position to leverage our existing relationships with our global cloud customers as well as our enterprise and government customers,” Gomersall said. “The next phase for iseek looks very exciting with the transformative impact of AI on data center demand.”