Peter Lantry, Equinix

Equinix appoints Peter Lantry as managing director for Ireland

Lantry succeeds Maurice Mortell, who led the Irish business, previously Data Electronics and TelecityGroup, for more than 20 years
Peter Lantry, Equinix

16 February 2023

Digital infrastructure company Equinix has appointed Peter Lantry as its managing director for Ireland. Lantry succeeds Maurice Mortell in leading Equinix’s business in Ireland.

In his new role, Lantry will work closely with customers to support their growth and targets as data volumes continue to rise, whilst driving the key environmental and community engagement initiatives so crucial to the sustainable goals and vision of the country and Equinix. The company is currently spearheading a number of initiatives worldwide to support its own commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2030, whilst helping the industry to achieve similar goals.

Lantry joins Equinix from Hitachi Energy, where he was country managing director and global data centre lead with a focus on developing sustainable energy solutions for the industry. He brings with him almost two decades’ experience in senior managerial and director roles in large enterprises in technology and the Irish energy sector.




Lantry also previously held the position of Head of Interconnection at EirGrid, where he ran the high voltage direct current interconnection business. Lantry’s time at EirGrid included working as senior project manager on the award-winning East-West Interconnector, which connects the Irish and British electricity markets and was the largest capital project within the company’s capital programme at the time.

“I feel very privileged to be joining a company that is so clearly committed to helping the country and it’s thriving digital economy grow sustainably,” said Lantry. “Joining Equinix presents a unique opportunity to champion the important work the company does in underpinning Ireland’s growth through its unique global platform and digital services, as well as helping customers to meet their ambitious sustainability targets.”

Judith Gardiner, vice president for growth and emerging markets at Equinix said: “I’m delighted to be welcoming Peter to Equinix in his new role as Managing Director for Ireland. Ireland continues to be an extremely important market for both Equinix and the digital infrastructure sector, and so it was vital we found someone with the calibre and experience of Peter, who can build on our success and continue to grow the business in Ireland, sustainably and strategically.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Maurice Mortell, who led the Irish business for more than 20 years; first as Data Electronics, then TelecityGroup and now Equinix. Through his industry knowledge, passion and dedication, he has made our Irish business what it is today, and we wish him every success with his future endeavours.”

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