Nick Read was appointed Chief Executive Officer 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.
On 8 March 2018, Nick was nominated for election to the Board at Booking Holdings Inc. ahead of their Annual Meeting of Stockholders in June 2018.
Nick is a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, with a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.