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Brightsolid hires Van Der Berg as CEO

Elaine Van der BergBrightsolid, the cloud and application hosting specialist, has appointed Elaine Van Der Berg as chief executive.

She who will be joining the DC Thomson owned business in January.

The company has been without a permanent CEO since Richard Higgs stood down in June this year. He opened a data centre in Aberdeen, bolstering the company’s position as one of Scotland’s cloud-based offerings.

Ms Van Der Berg has a wealth of experience in senior leadership positions spanning Europe, Asia Pacific and Australia and more than 20 years of experience in the IT sector. 

Prior to her new role she was a managing director for Capita looking after its business simulation and transformation group, G2G3. 

Before Capita she was director of business operations for Optus, a large Telco in Australia, and also held a number of senior positions within DELL across its UK and Asia Pacific and Japan functions.

Ellis Watson, chairman of brightsolid said: “Elaine will help us to build on the productivity, efficiency and dynamism of brightsolid.

“Our bright and solid team is on a mission to surpass expectations and it’s a genuine pleasure to have strengthened the team for the next exciting phase with the appointment of such an experienced leader.”

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