Brett Dawson has stepped down as group CEO of Dimension Data after 12 years in the position. Jason Goodall takes up the role with immediate effect.

Goodall was previously the group chief operating officer, where he has been responsible for the regions and several global functions including sales, marketing, group information services (GIS), human resources and commercial finance. He has been with the company for 18 years.

Jeremy Ord, executive chairman of the Dimension Data Group, comments: “Brett has delivered extraordinary growth for our company over the last 12 years, quadrupling our revenues to $8-billion, helping us to globalise and leading our transition into being part of the NTT family.

“While this journey is far from over, I’m extremely grateful for the leadership, passion and energy that Brett has brought to our organisation.”

Goodall comments: “We see many opportunities for growth across both the Dimension Data Group as well as the wider NTT Group. I’m excited about the opportunities in front of us, to continue to build our winning culture, to accelerate the ambitions of our clients, our people and the communities we operate in. I’m honoured and thrilled to be stepping up to this opportunity and look forward to working with our clients, partners and employees in the near future.”

Goodall is appointed with immediate effect.