Average age of board members is 56 and Median is 58
The average age of board members at the top 10 fast-growth software companies is 56; however, there is age diversity on these boards. Three board members are 71 years old and the youngest is 33 years old. By comparison, the 2008 Silicon Valley Board Index shows boards are trending just a little older. The average age of outside directors was 59 in 2008, compared with 57 in 2007.