Global Technical Realty Appoints Head of Health & Safety

LONDON – 7 March 2023

Global Technical Realty (GTR), a $1bn European build-to-suit data center platform – funded by KKR, a leading global investment firm – has confirmed that it has welcome David Whitehouse to its team. David joins as Head of Health & Safety for Construction and Operations, and will be responsible for the ongoing development and management of GTR’s health & safety policy as well as ensuring compliance, delivering detailed safety inspections and leading auditing and reporting requirements.

“David is a powerhouse of a health and safety professional, we’re delighted he’s chosen to join GTR,” said Franek Sodzawiczny, Founder and CEO at Global Technical Realty. “Not only has he managed H&S requirements in high risk, hazardous environments but he’s also developed and implemented effective safe systems of work and pro-actively encourages a robust safety culture which is of critical importance to GTR. His experience in, and approach to, telecoms and facilities management also complements the skills, expertise and mindset we are building the GTR team around.”

Prior to GTR, David held roles at Mitie, France Telecom, BT Managed Services and Ericsson. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge with him, including significant expertise in the management of critical infrastructure projects – and holds a National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH).