Sky names new diversity and inclusion advisors

Comcast-owned pay TV provider Sky UK has named two new leaders to its independent diversity and inclusion advisory council, who the company said will support it as it broadens its focus across wider intersections of diversity and inclusion including LGBTQ+ inclusion and social mobility.

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah and Tunde Banjoko

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah and Tunde Banjoko

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, co-founder of UK Black Pride, and Tunde Banjoko founder of Making The Leap and the UK Social Mobility Awards, have joined the Diversity Advisory Council, an initiative launched in January 2021, comprising nationally recognised diversity and inclusion leaders who advise Sky’s leadership on the development and implementation of inclusion initiatives impacting corporate governance, workforce, and supplier diversity.

Stephen van Rooyen, CEO, Sky UK & Ireland and chief commercial officer, Sky Group, said: “Phyll and Tunde are true leaders in their fields, and their expertise and guidance will be invaluable to helping Sky build on the progress we’ve already made. We know that there’s always more we can do to ensure all our colleagues can thrive and succeed at Sky. Together, alongside our wider network of internal experts and external partners, we can continue to drive real and lasting change both within Sky and across our wider community.”

Banjoko said: “Sky is such an important business, that it is an honour to be able to support its efforts. It’s also a privilege to work alongside the other members of the Diversity Advisory Council.”

Opoku-Gyimah said: “I am beyond excited to join the Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) for Sky, I hope that I can share knowledge, experience and expertise on subject matters relating to equity, equality, diversity, inclusion, positive representation, intersectionality and much more that amplifies oppressed, marginalised and under-represented voices and people. I’m honoured to be working with a committee and staff who are all so passionate and intentional about the work they do.”

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