Simon McFadden

Global Client Director, Data Centres & Telco at Aurecon

With over 20 years’ experience in Australia and Europe in the delivery of major telecommunications and utilities infrastructure projects, in engineering, commercial, sales, and business development roles, I am now working with clients in the data centre and telecommunications sector as Aurecon’s Client Director, Data & Telco.

Some highlights: creating a joint venture to develop an 800MW gas fired power plant in northern Poland (initial equity of 25m euro); acquiring land for a 800MW power plant in the UK (12m GBP) via an option; acquiring tower portfolios for Crown Castle in Australia; leading a team to forecast UK electricity prices for a 1bn euro business case; and leading growth of 75% in annual rent in BA’s site sharing business.

My skills are in commercial management, sales, negotiation, acquisitions, leading teams, project management and business development.

Current clients include Telstra, Amazon, Vodafone NZ, Spark NZ, Singtel Optus, NEXTDC, Equinix.