Blackburn replaces Norfolk as Rackspace EMEA boss

Rackspace has named Martin Blackburn as its new managing director for EMEA.

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.”