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25 January 2017
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
Hosting and managed services provider Six Degrees Group (6DG) has today announced it has appointed David Howson as CEO as Alastair Mills becomes chairman of the Board.
will be taking on the role of CEO from founder and present CEO
Mills, effective 1 February 2017.
"I’d like to thank Alastair and the Board for
the opportunity to take on the CEO role at Six Degrees. I have
followed the company’s fortunes for some time and
recognised their significant growth and shareholder returns in
its short but impressive history," said Howson.
"The team have built meaningful scale and a compelling
portfolio proposition, giving me fantastic foundations to build
on. I’m looking forward to moving back to the UK
and helping Six Degrees establish itself as the market leader
for mission-critical technology managed services and to drive
growth both organically and through strategic
Howson has 25 years’ experience in the
industry, most recently spending six years at Zayo where he was
a member of the executive team. Howson joined Zayo in June 2010
when he was appointed president of network-neutral ZColo to its
growth initiatives, executing a plan that leverages Zayo
Group’s technical facilities. Over the next four
years he then became president of Zayo Bandwidth, president of
the Zayo Group and from April 2014 president international of
Prior to Zayo, he was senior vice president of customer
service management, customer and network operations was at
Level 3 Communications.
Mills added: "It has been a huge privilege and a great joy
to have led the company as CEO since we first put pen to blank
sheet of paper, almost exactly six years ago. I have worked
alongside a group of incredibly talented and diligent people.
I’m hugely thankful for their dedication which has
underpinned our success. Now is the perfect time for me to step
back from the front line and for a new CEO to lead the next
chapter of our growth story."
Six Degrees Group,