Bevan Slattery is preparing to exit NextDC board at the data centre operator's annual general meeting. Slattery founded the company in May 2010.
Slattery is currently a non-executive director on NextDC's board. Slattery said that he intends to focus on other businesses including SubPartners, which is running a fibre optic cable between Perth and Singapore.
NextDC has also announced that its inaugural chairman, Roger Clarke, will step down at the end of August but remain on the board. Ted Pretty will replace Clarke.
"NextDC has matured as a business and is delivering the company's vision of becoming the most recognised, connected and trusted data centre company in Australia," Slattery said in a statement.
"I am confident that, under Mr Pretty's chairmanship and Craig Scroggie's leadership as CEO, the company will continue to deliver and thrive."
NextDC recently completed base building for its S1 data centre in Sydney, which is expected to go live in September. The company is also constructing a Perth data centre, P1, which will join NextDC's currently operating Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne data centres.