Nick Read was appointed Chief Executive on 1 October 2018. He was appointed to the Vodafone Group Plc Board on 1 April 2014 and was Group Chief Financial Officer until 27 July 2018.
Since joining Vodafone in 2001, Nick has held a variety of senior roles including CFO, CCO and CEO of Vodafone Limited, the UK operating company. In his role immediately prior to Group CFO, he was the Regional CEO for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific for five years and was a Board member of the listed companies of Vodacom, Safaricom, and Vodafone Qatar, our subsidiaries in India and Egypt, and our joint ventures, VHA in Australia and Indus Towers in India.
Prior to joining Vodafone, he held senior global finance positions with United Business Media Plc and Federal Express Worldwide.
In June 2018, Nick was appointed to the board of Booking Holdings Inc. as a non-executive director and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Nick is also a HeForShe IMPACT CHAMPION and a Commissioner for the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.
Nick is a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, with a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.