Project Director, Global Lead for Data Center & Mission Critical CoP, Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd
James has been building the homes where the internet lives since 2007, where he first started working in data centres in South East Asia. Since then, he has been involved in project managing data centre projects in 14 different countries and over 3 continents. The projects have been green field, brown field, refurbishments, white space fit-out, migrations and closure. He is experienced in facilities from sever rooms up to hyperscale campus. Although primarily a building engineer within civil and structural engineering, he is knowledgeable across electrical, mechanical and IT infrastructure and the deployment of these into data centres globally. He writes and speaks extensively about the data centre industry in events around the world. In addition, he leads the Arcadis Global Data Centre & Mission Critical Community of Practice which acts as an internal knowledge hub with a membership of 250 Arcadians from around the world. He is passionate about emerging talent in the industry, sustainable construction and practical roads to Net Zero.