Indigo Strengthens Leadership Team To Support Future Growth Strategy  

Indigo Telecom Group, a leading provider of engineering services for network infrastructure and data centres, is bolstering its board (Ray O’Connor and Kyla Farmer) and leadership team in preparation for a period of expected growth. The company’s design, build and support skills are in huge demand, fuelled by shortages in engineering talent, at a time when network infrastructure and data centres have become the foundation for a fast-emerging global digital economy.

New appointments signal the strategic intent of Indigo, including the new appointments into the roles of Chief People Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, SVP of Americas. A Head of Global Network Operations Centres (NOC) and a new Head of Central Services and two internal promotions to Contracts Manager positions reflect the company’s ambition to build on its ‘customer-first’ approach.

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Kevin Taylor, Executive Chairman of Indigo, commented, “Indigo’s core business is designing and building the infrastructure foundations that support a new digital economy. As demand for bandwidth surges around the globe, we have strengthened our leadership team to support operations in over 90 countries and continue to give our clients the best possible customer experience.”

 Indigo’s four divisions – Data Centres, Fibre, Wireless, and Network Services – are all seeing a spike in global demand:

  • Fibre networks are being rolled out in nation-states to bridge digital divides with gigabit-broadband
  • Next-generation 5G networks are enabling innovative new services in smart cities and across digital industries
  • Growing demand from businesses and consumers for cloud and streaming services is making data centres the epicentre for new models of service delivery
  • Rapidly expanding networks are driving a demand for our internationally renowned NOC services to monitor and support our customer networks across the globe
  • Global internet companies are investing in subsea cable systems to connect continents and bring capacity to less developed parts of the world

Ian Duggan CEOIan Duggan, CEO of Indigo, said, “We have 25 years’ experience at the forefront of network infrastructure and engineering, honing skills that we continue to develop as we look to the decade ahead. With these new appointments, we are growing a strong leadership team that will be pivotal to our future strategy.”

New roles see Kyla Farmer appointed as Chief People Officer and Ray O’Connor as Сhief Commercial Officer and Indigo Board members; Ron Righter as Senior Vice President of America. Chris Portlock, who previously ran the company’s network operations centre in Wales is now Head of Global NOC Services, overseeing the expansion into Subsea and the new US NOC.

Gareth Blackburn has been appointed to Head of Central Services; Clarissa Dunn and Will Tobin are promoted to Contracts Managers. The appointments will strengthen the customer-facing side of the business as Indigo continues to expand its client base and forge new partnerships with world-leading telecommunication and internet companies, data centre owners and investors in subsea cabling.

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About Indigo Telcom Group

Providing network infrastructure to fixed/mobile carriers and the enterprise sector since 1998, Indigo is a leader in Design, Build and Support services to a fast-changing market where business and consumers demand increasingly powerful connectivity. A reputation for reliability has made Indigo a trusted partner to some of the biggest companies in the world. The pursuit of value and innovation has seen our reputation grow and our footprint expand into over 90 countries. We provide clients with a local and global presence, supporting infrastructure anywhere in the world with a single point of contact.