Cloud entrepreneur and technologist to head Macquarie Government Cloud business
Macquarie Government has appointed experienced entrepreneur and technologist Bart Thomas as General Manager, Government Cloud, a key leadership appointment in its rapidly growing built-for-government cloud business.
“Bart’s appointment fills a key role in our big investment program we announced in August to build our government cloud business, one that is totally committed to understanding and meeting the needs of government clients,” Macquarie Government managing director Aidan Tudehope said.
The Canberra born Mr Thomas began his career in the technology management groups of Federal Government agencies, based in both Canberra and Sydney, before moving to the private sector in Australia and the UK.
He was most recently the CEO of Anchor Hosting based in Sydney.
A word from Mr Thomas
“The chance to join Macquarie Government represents an opportunity too good to refuse,” he said.
“The combination of attributes that Macquarie Government has pulled together in its business is completely unique in the government cloud market, and is incredibly exciting,” Mr Thomas said.
“Macquarie Government has the datacentres, infrastructure and customer support only a scale provider can maintain, baked in security culture, is proudly Australian owned, and has an obsessive focus on customer satisfaction,
“It has all these solid scale advantages while still having the flexibility to deeply understand and respond to the needs of Australian Government customers.
“Add to that the certification by the Australian Signals Directorate of the cloud platforms as meeting Unclassified/DLM and PROTECTED status for the purpose of storing and managing Government data, and the business represents something very special.
“I am well aware of of Macquarie Government’s great reputation from my years in the cloud business, and look forward to helping continue its impressive performance in the government,” Mr Thomas said.