UK Managed Service Provider Atlas Cloud, which specialises in managed cloud services and cloud hosting solutions, has announced the appointment of Nigel Redwood as Non-Executive Chairman.

The former CEO of Shropshire-based competitor Nasstar joins the company with 17 years’ board level experience leading managed service providers of Desktop-as-a-Service and Hosted Desktop solutions.

Redwood left Nasstar this year, following an almost £80m acquisition by converged ICT Service provider GCI.

As Chairman, Redwood will use his industry experience to mentor Atlas Cloud’s leadership in fulfilling the company’s five-year business plan.

He will work CEO Pete Watson and senior team to offer expertise for delivering upon strategic objectives in key target markets.

His appointment follows the appointment of its first Chief Financial Officer, Michael Conn in late 2019 and a £2m funding in March 2020.

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“The chance to work closely with a team that shares the same ethos to a company we started 20 years ago is a great opportunity for me on a personal level,” said Redwood.

“I believe that the next five years in this industry will be very interesting and it is a privilege to support the team in both fulfilling and exceeding its ambitious business plan in these times.”

Pete Watson, CEO, Atlas Cloud added: “We are all delighted to be working with Nigel as we officially welcome him as our new Chairman to the board.

“He has a great breadth and depth of experience in the DaaS space, plus a strong track record in leading fast-growing managed cloud service providers. We look forward to having him on board to help us accelerate our growth plan as the market looks set to grow considerably following recent events.”