The Channel logo

News

By | Paul Kunert 10th June 2016 12:36

DiData CEO Brett Dawson calls it quits after 12 years

Just think how many airline meals that is...

Dimension Data CEO Brett Dawson has quit with immediate effect after 12 years at the top, hundreds of thousands of air miles travelled and sales quadrupled.

The integrator confirmed today that current chief operating officer Jason Goodall is going a metaphorical floor higher in the organisation as Dawson’s successor.

Executive chairman Jeremy Ord has nothing but good things to say about his departing general, as is customary in such situations.

He said Dawson had moved the annual sales dial from $2bn in 2004 to $8bn in the most recent financial year, spread the business’s tentacles onto a global stage and helped negotiate the deal that saw NTT buy Dimension Data in 2010.

The outgoing CEO decided back in 2014 to plot a course to take the business to $18bn by next year but the Japanese owners decided to push for better profits rather than bulk.

Dawson joined Dimension Data’s North America ops in 2001 as chief bean counter, moving across from South Africa ISP Internet Solutions, where he was chief exec.

His departure follows hot on the heels of the appointment of new UK boss Barney Taylor this week, replacing Calvin Goom who split in March. ®

comment icon Be the first to post a comment! alert Send corrections

Opinion

Baby looks taken aback/shocked/affronted. Photo by Shutterstock

Kat Hall

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Stranded_ships

Chris Mellor

Thousands of layoffs announced as spinning rust enters its death spiral

Features

STRASBOURG, JUNE 29, 2016: The seat of the European Parliament. by Marco Aprile for shutterstock. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Plan b, image via Shutterstock
EU workers, new markets: post-Brexit pressure on May & Co
Tough question, pic via Shutterstock
Honest mistake with your licensing? Audit police look at it on a 'case by case basis'