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Kao appoints David Bloom as Chairman

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Kao Data has appointed David Bloom as the company’s new Chairman.

Bloom, one of the company’s founding investors and partner at Goldacre NOÉ Group, will work alongside Kao’s management team on the company’s strategic development in the UK and Europe.

Bloom founded Goldacre in 2012, prior to it merging with the NOÉ Group, and in 2014, Kao Data was established at Harlow Science Park.

Bloom is responsible for digital infrastructure and venture capital investments at Goldacre, overseeing the deployment of more than £500 million of equity investment in the technology, data centre and start-up sectors.

In 2022, Goldacre entered into a joint venture with The Levinstein Group to launch NED Data Centres.

“As one of the pioneers of Kao Data, it’s been truly rewarding to see our vision for a hyperscale-inspired data centre platform come into fruition, and I’m excited to join the organisation to help spearhead the next phase of growth,” said Bloom, Chairman, Kao Data.

“With the ongoing support of our investment partners, the leading reputation of our technical, management, and operational teams, and our ethos for energy efficiency and sustainability, I believe Kao Data will see continued success as technologies such as AI and machine learning become embedded in every facet of business and enterprise.” 

Spencer Lamb, Chief Commercial Officer at Kao Data, added, “David’s vision for an industrial-scale data centre campus was instrumental in both the inception of the Kao Data brand and its first location in the UK Innovation Corridor, and I’m delighted to welcome him to the senior management team.

“His appointment as Chairman, combined with his unrivalled expertise in the financing and development of data centres, comes at a crucial inflection point, as we continue to drive the strategic expansion of the Kao Data platform into new territories amid accelerated market demand for high performance colocation.”

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