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Meet the Team

Where expertise, digital innovation and years of industry experience collide. Our leadership team is a key factor in our continued success. Learn more about the members of our Quantum Switch leadership team that shape our company's vision and continued success.

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Tim Bawtree

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CEO & FOUNDER

Tim has been involved in the IT Sector since 1995, bringing connectivity to remote regions all over the world. This eventually led to Tim working with Global Switch, a large data centre operator, in 1998. Tim’s experience has put him at the forefront of client development and delivery of Data Centres, having worked all over the world. Down to his CTO and COO rolls is Data Centre operators, Tim brings practical client facing elements to compliment his long- term Data Centre experience.

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Damian Belgeonne

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CUSTOMER DELIVERY DIRECTOR

Damian has enjoyed a varied and fulfilling professional and military career over 43 years in the Royal Navy and the private sector. Over the past 20 years he has brought his managerial and organisational skills to bear in a range of roles in the Mission Critical sector. These roles included delivering technical facilities globally for a global sub-sea fibre-optic telecommunications company, a Nordic data centre company, AECOM and Jacobs. Damian’s extensive experience enables him to engage at all levels of business with stakeholders to implement and deliver successful client solutions.

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Richard Bailey

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FINANCE DIRECTOR

Having worked within the construction industry for many years, and more recently the Data Centre sectors, Richard brings a wealth of experience and expertise generated over the past 20 years. His previous roles have included responsibility for all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures.​ He brings unrivalled knowledge & expertise to the team.

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Pete O'Sullivan

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HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Pete is a Chartered Manager specialising in critical Facilities Management. He has over 12 years’ experience of Data Centre facility operations management acquired during roles with Fujitsu and DigiPlex where he held roles including Operations Director, Transformation Director and Head of Security. Pete’s DC experience is underpinned by a long military career with the Royal Navy. He is a qualified Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Specialist-Professional and has completed the Advanced Principles in Critical Facility Management and Advanced Practices in DC Cost Management.

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Mike Buckingham

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CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

In January 2023, Mike assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer at Quantum Switch. He  focuses on optimizing business processes. 
Mike held the position of MD for EMEA at CBRE, where he had full profit and loss responsibility for operations in 15 countries. He also contributed to Google's success by overseeing the delivery of hundreds of megawatts of capacity for their hyperscale self-build and Cloud program across EMEA.

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Dominic Chandler

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SITE ACQUISITION DIRECTOR

Dominic has spent the last 12 years working in commercial property, developing real estate strategies for corporate occupiers. He gained significant international experience delivering real estate transactions and location strategies across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, before focussing on delivering transformation programmes for a number of major financial institutions and technology companies. Prior to joining Quantum Switch he spent two years as the Global Strategy Lead for HSBC’s office and data centre portfolio.

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