O2 UK reinforces board with four new appointments

Following the recent appointment of Ronan Dunne as Chief Executive Officer, O2 UK today announced four new board appointments with effect from 1st February 2008.

  • Stephen Shurrock – Consumer Sales Director
  • Ben Dowd – Business Sales Director
  • Tim Sefton – Customer Director
  • Ann Pickering – HR Director

Stephen Shurrock and Ben Dowd have been appointed as Consumer Sales Director and Business Sales Director respectively taking over from former Sales Director Mark Stansfeld who has moved forward to a non-executive director role supporting Ronan Dunne in O2 UK. Together Shurrock and Dowd will ensure O2 UK remains competitive and grows in both the business and consumer markets. Tim Sefton will take over from Cath Keers to become Customer Director. Cath is stepping up to support Matthew Key as a non-executive director at Telefonica O2 Europe. Sefton will be responsible for developing the company’s brand and customer strategy as well as overseeing the communications function. Ann Pickering, current Head of HR for O2 UK will join the board as HR Director. This role will ensure board level focus for O2 UK’s employee strategy and welfare. Ronan Dunne, Chief Executive Officer for O2 UK commented: “I am delighted to welcome four new people to the UK board who have all helped build and develop our business to become the UK’s leading mobile phone operator. Recruiting from within recognises their huge contribution to date. Their experience and capabilities will prove invaluable in their new roles.” ENDS