Andy Burton, who has been a leader in the development of the UK cloud sector, has been appointed as a non-executive director of Outsourcery Group, the leading Cloud Service Provider (CSP).
Andy brings a wealth of relevant industry experience having operated as the CEO of one of the UK’s largest web and cloud hosting groups for the last four years, Fasthosts Internet. He also founded and Chairs the influential Cloud Industry Forum, which advocates cloud adoption by driving best practice and educating the market through independent research based analysis.
Andy’s career spans over 25 years, commencing with Securicor Group where he was first appointed an MD before joining the Chubb Security Group in 1996. Andy expanded from electronic security into Information Security at Baltimore and subsequently Clearswift, before moving more broadly into IT and Software Asset Management as CEO of Centennial Software, which he built up and sold to FrontRange Solutions in 2008.
Since 2008, Andy has been working in the hosting and cloud services markets, bringing his knowledge of the software development and IT markets to a service delivery business model.
Andy is currently a non executive director of the Federation Against Software Theft, the Cloud Industry Forum and the enterprise software and services firm Concorde Software.
Ken Olisa, Chairman of Outsourcery, commented: “We are delighted that someone of Andy’s calibre and commercial track record as well as expertise in the cloud industry is joining us as we continue to build the business.
“With a clear passion for positive customer experience, Andy has a career spanning 20 years. As the founding Chairman of the UK’s Cloud Industry Forum, he has established himself as one of the leading advocates of cloud-based services and brings deep operational experience of running at scale and taking cloud services to market.”