The international Information and Communications Technology (ICT) group said in a statement that Gary will succeed Ian Cook who is retiring as CEO. Ian will become non-executive Chairman.
Gary has substantial international experience in the IT and telecoms industry spanning more than 25 years.
In his most recent role he was UK CEO and President of Australia, Middle East and Asia for Logica PLC, now part of CGI, Inc., the Canadian based global IT Services Company. Prior to this, Gary was Managing Director of BT PLC's corporate business unit and President, BT Global Services.
Gary has also held senior executive positions in IBM including General Manager, IBM Global Services EMEA and General Manager, IBM Global Solutions, a $12bn unit based out of New York.
Gary, who will join Logicalis in December 2013 as CEO designate, is also a non-executive director of Rotork Plc.
“I am delighted that someone of Gary’s calibre and international industry experience is joining us to lead Logicalis which has become a significant global business with revenues of over $1.5bn and profits in the first half of FY2014 up 45 per cent to some $33million,” Jens Montanana, Datatec's Chief Executive, said in a statement
“We look forward to working with Gary as Logicalis continues to show good organic growth bolstered by its recent acquisitions. On behalf of the Datatec Board I’d like to thank Ian for his considerable contribution over the last ten years during which Logicalis has transformed into a significant international brand serving over 20 countries. I am therefore very pleased that he will continue to support the business as non-executive Chairman.”