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Press Release -- October 30th, 2018
Source: Vodafone Group

Vodafone appoints Leanne Wood as Chief Human Resources Officer

Vodafone today announced the appointment of Leanne Wood as Chief Human Resources Officer, effective 1 April 2019. Leanne will join the Executive Committee from that date and report to Vodafone Group Chief Executive Nick Read. She succeeds Ronald Schellekens, who is leaving in 2019 to pursue an external opportunity.

Leanne has been the Chief People, Strategy and Corporate Affairs Officer for Burberry Plc since 2015. Prior to that she worked for Diageo Plc for 15 years in a variety of roles, including as their Group HR Director. She has also worked in strategy and finance for Allied Domecq Plc, LEK Consulting and United Distillers Guinness Plc. Leanne holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge.

Vodafone Group Chief Executive Nick Read said: “Leanne is a very experienced business leader across both consumer and B2B sectors and she will be a great addition to the company and the Executive Committee. We are delighted to welcome her to Vodafone.”

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Vodafone Group is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 25 countries, partners with mobile networks in 46 more, and fixed broadband operations in 18 markets. As of 30 June 2018, Vodafone Group had 534.5 million mobile customers and 19.9 million fixed broadband customers, including India and all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates. For more information, please visit:

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