Executive women at Vodafone


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Executive women are thriving in their careers at Vodafone

Meet the impressive women who are leaders in their field and are thriving in their careers at Vodafone.

There are a number of female board members and executives at Vodafone

Dame Clara Furse DBE, Non-executive director
Board director since 1 September 2014, Board committees: Audit & Risk Committee

Dame Clara Furse was the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange Group plc from 2001 to 2009. She was also previously group chief executive of Credit Lyonnais Rouse Ltd and managing director, Global Futures and Options at UBS AG. She is a non-executive director on the board of Amadeus IT Group SA. and the non-executive chairman of HSBC UK. Her previous non-executive career includes board appointments at Nomura Holdings Inc (2010 to 2017), Legal & General Group plc (2009 to 2013), Euroclear plc (2002 to 2009), Fortis (2006 to 2008) and LIFFE Holdings plc (1991 to 1999). She was also appointed to the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee (FPC) from April 2013 to November 2016. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2008.


Val Gooding, Non-executive director
Board director since 1 February 2014, Board committees: Remuneration Committee & Nominations & Governance Committee

Val Gooding was appointed Senior Independent Director in July 2017. She is chairman of the Remuneration Committee in addition to being a member of the Nominations & Governance Committee. She is a non-executive director of TUI AG, chairman of the Lawn Tennis Association Trust and a Trustee of English National Ballet and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. In 1996, Val became managing director of British United Provident Association (Bupa), and was appointed to the position of CEO in 1998, a role she held for 10 years before stepping down in 2008. Prior to joining Bupa, Val spent 23 years working with British Airways Plc, where she held a number of positions, including head of Cabin Services, head of Marketing, director of Business Units and director for Asia Pacific.


Renée James, Non-executive director
Board director since 1 January 2011, Board committees: Remuneration Committee; and Nominations & Governance Committee

Renee is a seasoned technology leader with large scale, broad international operations experience. She is currently the chairman and CEO of Ampere Computing. Ampere produces high performance processors for compute, storage and other cloud computing needs. She is also an operating executive with The Carlyle Group in their Media and Technology practice. In her role with Carlyle, Renee evaluates new technology investments for the firm as well as advises and portfolio companies on their strategic direction and operational efficiency. Renee previously had a lengthy career with Intel Corporation, where she was the president of the company until her departure in 2016. She currently serves on the boards of Oracle Corporation, Citigroup Inc. and Sabre, and is the chairman of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee to the President of the United States.


Maria Amparo Moraleda Martinez, Non-executive director
Board director since 1 June 2017, Board Committees: Audit & Risk Committee

Maria Amparo Moraleda Martinez was the chief operating officer of the international division of Iberdrola from 2009 to 2011. She spent more than 20 years with IBM, becoming President of IBM Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel and Turkey) in 2005. Amparo is a non-executive director of Airbus Group, CaixaBank and Solvay. Her previous non-executive career includes board appointments at Alstom, Meliá Hotels International and Faurecia. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Services and was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2005. She received a degree in Industrial Engineering from Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid and is also an IESE PDG graduate.


Serpil Timuray, Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer
Executive Committee member since January 2014

Serpil Timuray, Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer, joined the Group Executive Committee in January 2014. She is responsible for Vodafone's commercial and strategy functions, as well as innovation and transformation projects, including the customer experience excellence programme. Prior to this, she was the regional CEO of Africa, Middle East, Asia, Pacific until October 2016. Serpil joined Vodafone in 2009 as the CEO of Turkey. Previously, she was the CEO of Danone Turkey from 2002 to 2008. She began her career at Procter & Gamble in 1991, where she held several marketing roles and was subsequently appointed to the Executive Committee in Turkey. Serpil is the Chairperson of Vodafone Turkey and has been a board member of the listed companies of Vodacom Group, Safaricom and Vodafone Qatar. She is an independent director on the board of the Danone Group. She also sits on the board of the GSMA and the board of trustees at Koc University. Serpil is a member of the Young Global Leader Alumni of the World Economic Forum.


Rosemary Martin, Group general counsel and company secretary
Executive Committee member since March 2010

Rosemary Martin was appointed group general counsel and company secretary in March 2010. She previously served as CEO of the Practical Law Group, having spent 11 years with Reuters Group Plc with the last five years as group general counsel and company secretary. Before joining Reuters, Rosemary was a partner with Rowe & Maw (now Mayer Brown). She is a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Listing Group Advisory Panel and global independent non-executive director of EY. She was a non-executive director of HSBC Bank Plc (the European arm of HSBC Group) until April 2016.

 

 

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