Megan James

Chief Executive Officer at Australian Data Centres

Megan is the Commercial Director of Australian Data Centres. She has over 20 years experience in the IT area with the last 13 years focusing on the Data Centre market. She has previously worked in the areas of software, hardware, and storage so has an extensive general knowledge of the IT marketplace.

Megan James plays a dynamic role in Australia’s Information, Communications and Technology industry as the first and only female CEO in the rapidly expanding and fiercely competitive data centre sector. The appointment acknowledges her expertise and experience gained over her 20 year career in the highly competitive and relatively new industry. Former General Manager and founding staff member, the operation has seen ongoing success under Megan’s management.

She has been instrumental in growing the offering of the data centre to what it is today, and qualifying it for appropriate panels for Government Business. Megan’s background is in business management and marketing with a strong IT focus. Having climbed the ranks of software, storage and hardware organisations, and being in the data centre market since 2001, Megan has a diverse range of experience that suits this ever-evolving market of cloud and infrastructure. A highly respected industry executive and passionate human being, Megan lends her time to support and advocate women in business and the burgeoning IT industry.

She is a mentor for graduates and young women, participating in fireside chats and educating through other keynote addresses. Megan James is Vice President of Women In IT and Communications – an organisation that encourages education and participation of women in the IT industry. She uses her skill as an engaging speaker regularly for the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA). Her philanthropic efforts for this particular charity have spanned over 20 years, and she sits on the Board. She has also been appointed to the board of the AIIA.