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Vodafone appoints Val Gooding as a non-executive director

3 Dec 2013Corporate and Financial
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Vodafone Group Plc (“Vodafone”) today announced the appointment of Val Gooding as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 February 2014.

Val Gooding is Non-Executive Chairman of Premier Farnell plc – a global leader in high service distribution of technology products and solutions. She is lead non-executive director at the Home Office, a non-executive director of the Lawn Tennis Association and a Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces.

Val Gooding has formerly held a number of senior operational and strategic roles in businesses with a reputation for high levels of customer service. Val was CEO of BUPA during a ten year period of strong growth and global expansion and held several senior roles at British Airways, serving latterly as Director for Asia Pacific.

She has been a non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank plc, the BBC, J. Sainsbury plc, Compass Group plc, BAA plc and Cable and Wireless Communications plc. Val was also a member of the Council of Warwick University, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Warwick Business School, and a Board member of both the Confederation of British Industry and Association of British Insurers.

Val Gooding was awarded the CBE for services to business in the 2002 New Year's Honours list.

Vodafone Group Chairman Gerard Kleisterlee said: “Val is a seasoned, well-respected non-executive director and has a wealth of global business experience. I am delighted to welcome her to the Vodafone Board."

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