AUCloud, the leading provider of sovereign cloud IaaS to Australian Governments, is delighted to announce the appointment of Suzanne Roche to lead Marketing and Communications, as part of a wider leadership team role.

Managing Director of AUCloud, Phil Dawson (previously co-founding CEO of UKCloud) stated “I’m absolutely delighted that Suzanne is joining our growing team. Her deep experience across the Australian digital sector is second to none, her business insight is exceptional and her awareness of the human challenges and societal opportunities presented by new technologies, including cloud, is world leading. I’m hugely excited by the contribution that Suzanne will make to the on-going growth of AUCloud”

Suzanne, previously GM Policy and Advocacy for the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) for the last five years, as well as previous roles with SMEs and within government noted “I’m highly motivated by the opportunity to work with Phil, Scott and the wider AUCloud team. Proven success building UKCloud into the leading provider of cloud IaaS to UK Government, leading Australian entrepreneurial investors, deep operational and security experience across Australian Government, a rapidly growing channel partner base combined with a deep seated belief in making a difference, were attributes that I simply could not ignore”

Suzanne will lead AUCloud’s brand development, thought leadership and increased presence across Governments and Critical National Industries. As AUCloud serves a rapidly growing number of channel partners and direct customers with their Australian developed and supported platform certified with PROTECTED controls, Suzanne will play a key role in positioning AUCloud’s unique position as the lead provider of sovereign IaaS.  With her advocacy for women in technology, SMEs and passion for innovation, Suzanne will add further depth to an already focussed and ambitious AUCloud team.

Scott Wilkie, Director Strategy & Growth said “Suzanne joins AUCloud at a key point in our growth and development.  For AUCloud to exceed the mature requirements of our customers, while experiencing rapid growth, we need a clearly articulated sense of “Why” within our business, with principles and business practices that embody our commitment to delivering high quality, trusted services to customers.  “We need to ensure we keep our partners, customers and stakeholders top of mind. We need to work and communicate with our ecosystem clearly and transparently to warrant the confidence and trust they put in us.  Suzanne’s appointment represents an important commitment to making sure we get the messaging, communications and relationships ‘right’ “ concluded Scott.