The board of datacentre vendor, NextDC, (ASX:NXT) has announced a management reshuffle to put the company in line for its next phase of growth.

NextDC's inaugural chairman, Roger Clarke, will step down as chairman at the end of August, but will remain a non-executive director.

Existing non-executive director, Ted Pretty, will replace Clarke as non-executive chairman and guide the company through its next phase of growth, which will include the accelerated expansion of its datacentre footprint in Australia and Asia.

In addition, NextDC founder and non-executive director, Bevan Slattery, has also announced his intention to retire from the board with effect from the company's 2013 annual general meeting at the end of the year.

Slattery's departure is part of the company's succession planning process, NextDC said in a statement.

"It has been a terrific journey and I am very excited about NEXTDC's future. However, my other interests in various other businesses including SubPartners, Megaport and Asia Pacific Data Centre Group (APDC) take up an increasing part of my time," Slattery said.

The company has commenced a process for the recruitment of two new non-executive directors and have appointed talent search firm, Talent Partners, to assist.

"We respect Bevan's decision to focus on his other interests as NextDC's business moves into its next phase," Clarke added.