Blackburn will oversee Rackspace’s strategy and growth throughout the UK, Northern Europe, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Middle East.
Blackburn comes to Rackspace with a 35-year career at companies including Marconi, HP, EDS, Logica and IBM. He recently held the position of executive chair at Marlin Equity Partners.
Rackspace CEO Kevin Jones said: “We are starting 2020 with exciting plans and Martin brings a wealth of leadership experience and technology expertise which will accelerate our growth. Our EMEA business is a critical part of our future and I’m confident that the organisation will continue to thrive.”
Blackburn who replaces Darren Norfolk said: “We have solid foundations to catapult our growth in 2020.”