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Ian Whitfield

Ian Whitfield

Chief Executive Officer

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Ian is a chartered electrical engineer with 30 years’ industry experience

Ian is an Accredited Tier Designer with the Uptime Institute and was one of the first outside of Uptime’s own consultants to achieve ATD status in 2009; having designed and delivered many data centres throughout EMEA, three of which were firsts of their type to be Uptime certified - the first Tier III certified Data Centre outside of the US; the first Tier IV data centre in Europe and the first Tier III full fresh air modular data centre. A number of these projects have also been awarded for their innovation and energy efficiency by both UK and US based awarding bodies. These projects typically span a variety of client types – enterprise, colocation, hyperscale, educational institutions and research organisations.

Ian has also designed and managed projects and client portfolios such as, mixed-use developments, superstores and highly serviced offices including the occasional unusual project such as indoor Ski Slopes!

In late 2004, Ian set up Red Engineering Design (RED) with four colleagues, taking up the Managing Directors role for RED’s European business in 2011 and more recently CEO for the RED Group.
In 2019, RED joined Engie Impact, with Ian taking a leadership role on Impact's ExCom, providing him with the ideal platform to help global clients accelerate their transformation towards a genuinely sustainable future.

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