Former Telstra CEO joins Vodafone Group

Vodafone Group has announced the appointment of David Thodey as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 September 2019, subject to approval by shareholders.

David spent 12 years at Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, including six years as CEO and, prior to this, he spent 22 years at IBM in a variety of senior executive positions in marketing and sales across Asia Pacific, including CEO of IBM Australia and NZ.

David currently holds non-executive director positions at Ramsay Health Care and Tyro. He is the chairman of the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, and was formerly a non-executive director of the GSM Association.

David graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a BA in Anthropology and English, and holds honorary Doctorates from Deakin University and University of Technology Sydney.

Vodafone Group Chairman Gerard Kleisterlee said, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to warmly welcome David. He has extensive experience and a track record of strong operational performance in both the telecommunications and technology sectors. We look forward to the additional value he will bring to Board discussions.”


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