The European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) has announced the election of three new members to its Board of Directors – Géraldine Camara of France Datacenter, Marie Chabanon of Data4, and Matthew Winter from Global Switch.
Established in 2011, the EUDCA promotes the interests of the data centre operator community in Europe, including vendors, consultants and national trade associations. It is dedicated to “the twin green and digital transitions through European policymaking and driving forward ambitious goals, data sovereignty, and a level playing field for European operators.”
“It is with great pleasure that France Datacenter joins the Board of EUDCA,” said Camara. “I look forward to adding our national trade Association’s voice to the wider European discussion, at a time when transposition of legislation into national law increasingly impacts the way that we design, build and operate data centres.”
Chabanon added, “I welcome my election to the Board of EUDCA with great excitement. As our industry faces growing challenges, it is necessary to enhance cooperation and pool our experiences so that together we can shape the future of our sector.”
Winter also said, “I look forward to contributing my engineering expertise to EUDCA and collaborating with my peers to achieve the best path to success. Together, we can strengthen our industry’s voice on the European stage and promote sound policies to drive innovation and sustainability forward.”
The board has also reconfirmed Michael Winterson, Managing Director at Equinix Services, as Chair of EUDCA for a second two-year term. Winterson has led the EUDCA since 2021, overseeing the orgnanisation’s launch of the Climate Neutral Data Center Pact (CNDCP).
Winterson said, “I am honoured to again receive the trust of the EUDCA Board and association members. As the data centre industry’s relevance and recognition in EU policymaking is continuously increasing, EUDCA provides a strong voice with policymakers and stakeholders. We will continue to represent our challenges at the highest level, at the same time contributing to the energy transition while easing the shift to a digitalised future. I applaud our Board members renewing their commitment to our mission, and I extend a warm welcome to our new Directors.”