Chris Wallace has been appointed as Head of Datacentres and Critical Facilities, bolstering the consultancy business' growth in the data centre market in Asia Pacific.
Wallace joins Mace from CBRE, where he served as Project Director in Singapore. He brings an impressive background in critical systems engineering and nearly three decades of experience in project delivery from the consultancy and contracting space to Mace. As the sector matured in the early 2000s, Wallace was one of the driving forces in early delivery of data centres in Southeast Asia.
He worked on the first Microsoft Greenfield new build data centre in Singapore and helped grow Turner & Townsend's business in Singapore & Malaysia before moving on to CBRE, where he supported the delivery of data centres in Singapore, China and Taiwan for world-leading blue-chip technology companies.
"I'm excited to join Mace and to be part of their purpose-led movement to transform project delivery at a time where there is a surge in data centre growth across the Asia Pacific," Wallace says.
"I worked with Mace in the UK in the mid-90s and have always admired the brand's scale and gravitas. The business has a delivery-focused mindset and local know-how, dating back decades, which means that we can mobilise the best teams in the world, while simultaneously introducing best practice in systems, processes and procedures from incredible data centre projects in the UK and Europe," he adds.
"We are delighted to welcome Chris to Mace as we continue to expand our offer in Asia Pacific, in line with our 2026 Business Strategy. Chris brings unparalleled data centre expertise to our business both in terms of in-depth engineering and practical project delivery experience," says Davendra Dabasia, International Consultancy Managing Director, Mace.
"Drawing on his extensive local knowledge, he understands the complex needs of project owners and the challenges they face in their individual operating environments. As a senior leader he will be instrumental in growing our business and nurturing our talent."