Lee Myall

CEO

Lee Myall

Lee Myall is CEO of Kao Data having spent in excess of 25 years working for privately owned international tech companies specialising in mission-critical digital infrastructure and software services. Lee brings extensive commercial leadership experience along with strategic management of high growth, scale-up environments and business transformation strategies.

Lee’s previous experience includes driving the European growth of digital services/SaaS provider, WAM!NET, leading to its successful sale to SAVVIS. Following this he held a variety of senior leadership roles at Interoute, during which he pioneered its IaaS/cloud computing business unit and established a complex solutions division handling large scale digital transformation projects for blue-chip customers. Together, this helped grow the Interoute business to €750M and contributed to its successful sale in a $2.3BN acquisition by GTT.

Most recently Lee was Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Epsilon, the leading global cloud-centric network service provider. Following a successful period at Epsilon, Lee joined Kao Data in November 2020 to lead the company across its next stage of business growth.

Lee Myall

Paul Finch

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Finch

Paul Finch is COO at Kao Data, providing strategic direction and oversight to the company with core responsibilities for strategic operations and platform delivery, whilst providing stewardship and policy level leadership to the European and North American data centre industries. Named by Data Economy as one of the “Top Influencers in Data Centres, Cloud and Data”, Paul is a globally respected data centre thought-leader.

During his 30-year career, Paul has played key roles at Fortune 500 corporations and publicly traded REIT's including CBRE and Digital Realty Trust, as well as an established career in engineering consultancy, advisory and project management. In total, he has overseen the creation and execution of global developments exceeding £1.0bn in capital deployment and supporting over 200MW of technical space.

Paul Finch

Gérard Thibault

Chief Technical Officer

Gérard Thibault

Gérard Thibault is Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Kao Data and he oversees the technical design and construction of all aspects of the data centre. As CTO, Gérard draws on over 40 years of experience within the electrical engineering industry and more specifically 20 years as a technical thought-leader within the international data centre sector.

Gérard joined Kao Data after an 11-year assignment at Digital Realty Trust where as Vice President of Design for the EMEA region, he had responsibility for the design and implementation of over 150MW of data centre space across 24 sites globally, including 15 new build European projects. Prior to Digital Realty Trust he held senior positions at Global Crossing and CBRE.

Gérard Thibault

Spencer Lamb

VP Sales & Marketing

Spencer Lamb

Spencer Lamb is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Kao Data. Having held previous positions at data centre companies – Infinity SDC and Verne Global, Spencer brings over 25 years of experience in data centres, high performance computing (HPC) applications, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud and telco to the business.

As an influential, industry thought leader with a reputation for multi-million pound revenue creation across finance, hyperscale, life sciences, research and education, Spencer leads the sales, marketing and commercial teams in executing the company’s go-to-market strategy, which will drive new customer acquisitions furthering the expansion of its £230m, 40MW Kao Data campus and grow the portfolio’s platform.

Spencer Lamb

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