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Node4 Group Appoints Former Accenture Managing Director as Managing Director Digital and Group Board Member 

Node4 looks to experienced Technology Service Leader Hannah Birch to accelerate its Digital Practice and Partnership with Microsoft. 

DERBY – 18th January 2023 Node4, a leading hybrid cloud provider, announced today that Hannah Birch has joined the company as Managing Director Digital and Group Board Member.

In this role, Birch will lead the Node4 Digital Business. She will strengthen the strategic relationship with Microsoft, leveraging recent investments and drive client value with the integration of acquisitions​ risual, TNP and Tisski. 

Prior to joining Node4, ​Birch spent 11 years at Accenture, where she led the company’s UK Technology Business for Insurance and was a member of the Technology Leadership Team for the UK & Ireland. ​As part of her role​, Birch held several leadership positions and was responsible for creating and leading high-performing teams, executing business and technology transformations and driving technology innovation to support her clients’ positions in the market. Birch started her career at Oil and Gas giant BP and later held leadership positions at Fujitsu Services UK and Computacenter. 


“In a world of unprecedented technological advancements, many organisations still struggle to cut through the noise to identify the technology solutions that are right for them. This has increased the pressure on service providers to be trusted partners for clients, guiding and streamlining the transformation process,” said Birch. “I am so excited to join Node4, one of the few service providers that meets organisations at an inflection point where they are looking to leverage technology to drive transformational change to their business. The group capabilities, strengthened with that of the recent acquisitions, make us a one stop shop for our clients.” 

​​“In my new role, I look forward to working with the Node4 leadership team as we continue to show our clients what is possible with technology and help accelerate Node4’s growth ambition in the years ahead.” ​​​ 

​​​“Hannah understands how to drive transformational growth strategies, creating deeper value-based relationships with clients,” said Andrew Gilbert, Founder and CEO of Node4. “With our recent acquisitions and the broadening of our partnership with Microsoft, Hannah is the right person to lead the integration of our Digital Team and continue to build on our reputation as a technology leader in this space.”​​

About NODE4

Node4 provides advanced, cloud-led digital transformation solutions that empower UK businesses to deliver change that matters. Delivering end-to-end hybrid solutions, Node4 draws upon its broad portfolio of managed public and private cloud, security, and collaboration services, as well as cloud enablers including colocation and connectivity. Modular solutions, along with transformation services, are designed to support businesses at any point in their cloud journeys.

Committed to exceeding customer aspirations, Node4’s teams combine technical expertise, innovation, and Exceptional Service as a Standard to meet businesses’ needs in any sector.

Thanks to Node4’s fully-owned infrastructure, best-in-class integrated tooling and strategic relationships with market-leading vendors, clients can expect access to a full range of sophisticated, scalable solutions.

Node4 has nationwide capabilities, with its own data centres in Derby, Leeds and Northampton and points of presence in London and Manchester.

Key to Node4’s success is its friendly, supportive culture, with Great Place to Work® ranking it as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for three years running (2020, 2021 and 2022). For more information, please visit