Scott Hicks Takes Helm at iseek to Position Digital Infrastructure Group for Long-Term Growth

National digital infrastructure group iseek has appointed Internet pioneer Scott Hicks as CEO, just over a year after iseek acquired Mr Hicks’ data centre business YourDC.

Mr Hicks takes the CEO role at iseek having been at the forefront of connecting Australians to information sources for over 30 years. As Managing Director of Adam Internet, he led the South Australian ISP for 16 years, building a workforce of over 200 before the company’s sale to iiNet/TPG in 2013. In 2015 he brought together a consortium of industry leaders to fund YourDC, quickly building the business as the State’s premier private data centre operator.

Under Hicks’ leadership, iseek aims to expand its data centre portfolio to further consolidate its position as a leading digital infrastructure operator in the Australian market.

iseek’s portfolio currently includes seven data centre facilities across Brisbane, Northern Queensland, Sydney, and Adelaide.

Mr Hicks said data centres had become an investment hotspot as government and enterprise sectors increasingly turn to outsourced colocation, embrace cloud solutions, and harness the power of artificial intelligence.

“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,” Mr Hicks said. “As we move to this new phase, my goal is to make sure every person plays a role and benefits from future growth and continued opportunities on the horizon.”

Jason Gomersall, who founded iseek 25 years ago and has held the CEO title over that time, will continue to build the company’s sales and customer relationship management function 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,” Mr 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.”

Mr Gomersall said the changes at the top herald a number of key executive appointments to be announced in the coming weeks. “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,” Mr Gomersall said. “The next phase for iseek looks very exciting with the transformative impact of AI on data centre demand.”

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