iseek Strengthens Leadership Team with CFO Appointment

National digital infrastructure group iseek has announced the appointment of experienced financial strategist Linda Brown as Chief Financial Officer, following an international search.

Ms Brown has returned to her home state of Queensland after two decades in senior finance roles with Lendlease Group (ASX:LLC), latterly as Commercial and Finance Director at the international property giant’s London headquarters.

iseek CEO Scott Hicks said the search was part of a company-wide restructure which sets the scene for further growth.

“Linda brings unique experience in financial management at the highest levels of a multinational construction and real estate company,” Mr Hicks said.

“Her financial management credentials are outstanding, but beyond that she has focused on building strong relationships with government clients and investors, delivery of capital strategies, and managing one of the largest government infrastructure financing facilities in the UK. She has led large finance teams and multi-billion dollar projects.

“We are delighted to have Linda on board as we enter our own new phase of growth. Her experience makes her the perfect fit for the iseek team.”

Born and raised in Rockhampton, Ms Brown started her career at PwC in Townsville where she qualified as a chartered accountant after graduating with a Bachelor of Business majoring in accounting.

“Lendlease offered me a career that has spanned the breadth of their business both in Australia and the UK, from development and construction as well as corporate head office,” Ms Brown said.

“My most recent role was as Commercial and Finance Director for a $10 billion urban regeneration project in East London. I have enjoyed my career with Lendlease but my husband and I wanted our two daughters to experience the Queensland lifestyle, so the offer from iseek could not have come at a better time.”

Ms Brown looks forward to taking an active role in mentoring staff across the data centre business, which now has operations across the country, having acquired Mr Hicks’ YourDC business in South Australia in 2022.

“It’s very exciting to join iseek and I look forward to using the corporate and governance experience I’ve gained within a large structure to make an impact,” Ms Brown said.

“It’s the ideal role for me at this stage in my career and super exciting to be helping to drive a business that’s always looking to the future of technology, cloud platforms and AI.”

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