GÉANT appoints Steve Cotter as new CEO

GÉANT, Europe’s leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services for research and education, has appointed a new CEO, Steve Cotter, to complete the restructuring of the organisation and take on the challenges of a rapidly changing global science environment.

Cotter is presently CEO of REANNZ, New Zealand’s NREN (National Research and Education Network). He will assume his new role at GÉANT in November, where he will be responsible for developing and fulfilling the organisation’s strategic vision, through management of GÉANT’s day-to-day operations, strengthening relationships with NRENs and the European Commission; and developing major international collaborations.

Formerly Department Head of ESnet, and having also worked for technology companies in Europe and the US including Google, Internet2 and Cisco, Cotter brings a track record of working with government funders and research and academic users.   

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