Brendan Smith

The APP Group hires General Manager of Data Centres

2 May 2024

The APP Group welcomes Brendan Smith to the role of General Manager, Data Centres within our Energy & Utilities business.

Brendan brings with him significant experience in project management, development management and strategic advisory across the data centre sector. He also brings a wealth of technical design sector knowledge and strong industry relationships.

Through the course of his career, Brendan has supported many high-profile clients, including AirTrunk NextDC, Metronode and Global Switch, to deliver their data centre projects.

Paul Kirkwood, Executive General Manager, Energy & Utilities, said, “We are delighted to welcome Brendan to The APP Group as we continue to expand our data centre footprint. Brendan brings with him a strong background in data centres, both in terms of technical capability and project delivery experience. As a senior leader, he will play an important role in growing our business and nurturing our talent.”

Brendan is passionate about the mega-trends such as artificial intelligence and cloud computing which are feeding the demand for data centres globally.

Brendan Smith, General Manager, Data Centres, said, “The growing demand for data centres is emblematic of the central role data plays in our day to day lives. From email and social media through to streaming and AI, the thirst for data will continue to grow and storing that data will become more of a challenge that businesses need to keep up with.

“I look forward to joining such a highly capable energy and utilities team and to helping our clients achieve their goals.”

The APP Group provides market leading expertise and advice to help tackle Australia’s most complex Energy and Utilities projects and challenges, backed by our 550-strong nationwide team. Our end-to-end services are seamlessly integrated across the full asset investment lifecycle, helping clients extract the best value from their investment.  

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