Data centre and cloud solutions provider brightsolid has announced the appointment of new CEO Elaine Van Der Berg who will be joining the business in January 2018.

Van Der Berg has a wealth of experience in senior leadership positions spanning Europe, Asia Pacific and Australia and over 20 years of experience in the IT sector.

Prior to being appointed as the new CEO of brightsolid, she was a Managing Director for Capita looking after their business simulation and transformation group, G2G3.  Before that, she was Director of Business Operations for Optus, a large Telco in Australia, and also held a number of senior positions within DELL across its UK and Asia Pacific and Japan functions.

Ellis Watson, Chairman of brightsolid said, “Elaine will help us to build on the productivity, efficiency and dynamism of brightsolid. Our bright and solid team is on a mission to surpass expectations and it’s a genuine pleasure to have strengthened the team for the next exciting phase with the appointment of such an experienced leader.”

She will take over after previous CEO Richard Higgs  who resigned earlier this year.