Simon Cooper

Chief Operating Officer
NEXTDC

Simon Cooper is Chief Operating Officer of NEXTDC Limited, an ASX200-listed technology company enabling business transformation though innovative data centre outsourcing solutions, connectivity services and infrastructure management software.

A qualified engineer with extensive leadership experience in the international IT and telecoms industry, Simon has responsibility for NEXTDC’s strategic direction in data centre design, construction and operations, as well as business framework functions.

Previously based in Singapore as Senior Vice President at Tata Communications, Simon was responsible for strategic network development in support of the company’s global portfolio. When based in the UK he oversaw Tata's investments in international network expansion, as well as the pre-sales solution engineers and commercial support teams for Tata's carrier-facing sales force – globally.

Simon’s professional abilities range from strategic relationship management and the funding, development and delivery of large infrastructure projects, through to bridging the high-level technical and commercial gaps of these projects at a senior level.