Zayo Group recognised for board diversity

21 November 2017 | Jason Mcgee-Abe

Zayo Group has received national and regional recognition for gender balance on its board of directors.

With four women on its nine-member board, Zayo’s board is more than 40% female, which puts Zayo in the top echelon of companies nationwide.

Zayo, which recently named Phil Mottram as chief revenue officer and Annette Murphy as managing director of Europe after the departure of Alastair Kane, was recognised last week at the Women’s Forum of New York as one of 43 companies on the S&P500 and Fortune 1000 meeting this threshold at “Breakfast of Corporate Champions” event.

The next day saw the Women’s Leadership Foundation, a Colorado organisation that works to place women on corporate and community boards, recognised Zayo with the Corporate Salute award. Zayo is one of five public companies in Colorado with four or more women on its boards.

“Zayo is committed to building a durable and impactful company, and developing a diverse and talented team is essential to this long-term journey,” said Dan Caruso, Zayo’s chairman and CEO.

“All of our board members, including our four women, bring deep experience, strong credentials and unique perspectives. The diversity of backgrounds and gender makes our board strong.”

Zayo’s women board members include Cathy Morris, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Arrow Electronics; Nina Richardson, managing director of Three Rivers Energy and former COO of GoPro; Linda Rottenberg, co-founder and CEO of Endeavor and author of the “Crazy is a Compliment”; and Emily White, former COO of Snapchat.

“We are committed to extending diversity throughout our organization,” added Andrew Crouch, Zayo’s president and COO. “Though we are proud of what we’ve accomplished to date, further progress across multiple dimensions of diversity remains a priority.”

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