Brightsolid appoints new chief executive and chief technology officer

Brightsolid, the Scottish co-location and cloud company, has appointed former financial services director Elaine Maddison as chief executive and Bryan Lambe, previously a business transformation leader at Microsoft, as chief technology officer.

David Thomson, executive chairman of Brightsolid, commented: “Elaine’s vision, strategy and execution track record, supplemented by Bryan’s technology expertise, are exactly what Brightsolid needs as we enter our next chapter, which I am confident will be even more impactful and exciting than our last.”

Maddison has spent 20 years in the UK financial services industry with experience across a range of disciplines including IT, operations, risk management, strategy and M&A activities.

“I am thrilled to have been offered the opportunity to lead Brightsolid at such an important time in its development,” she said. “The company is well positioned for growth in this evolving market as the demand for cloud and colocation solutions continues to rise.

“I am looking forward to building on our credibility and success for the future whilst simultaneously ensuring we remain focused on delivering the very best quality service to our customers.”

Maddison’s appointment follows the departure of last year of previous chief executive Elaine Van Der Berg who, it was disclosed today, has joined Amazon Web Services in Edinburgh.

Lambe joins Brightsolid after 12 years of working for Microsoft’s Middle East and Africa operations. He led digital change projects, including defining cloud and IT strategies for clients and supporting the development and modernisation of data centres.

“It is an exciting time to return to Scotland as demand for cloud solutions is on the increase,” he said. “Brightsolid is in a strong position to support this growing demand and become a major player in the Scottish cloud and colocation landscape. I very much look forward to shaping and supporting the company’s technology offerings throughout this journey.”

Brightsolid is “Scotland’s only dedicated and complete colocation and managed cloud solutions company” with clients from a range of sectors, including Alliance Trust Savings, Aberdeen City Council, and TOTAL.