Our leaders

Max Taylor, CEO, Vodafone UK

Max Taylor, the CEO of Vodafone UK, has been at the company for five years, previously in the role of Chief Commercial Officer.

Over the past five years, he’s been credited with the revival of the Vodafone brand in the UK, with successful campaigns, such as Be Unlimited, Keeping the UK Connected, and the Great British Broadband Switch. These campaigns have resulted in millions of subscribers returning to Vodafone.

Since he took over, customer experience metrics have improved dramatically, from last place in Ofcom complaints in 2019 to today, where Vodafone is now the joint best.

An industry veteran with over 25 years’ experience in commercial and marketing roles, Taylor has held key leadership roles during the formation of EE from Orange and T-Mobile, and was on the board of EE during its integration into the BT group.

A customer- and frontline- focused marketeer with a passion for innovation, Max Taylor’s now leading Vodafone UK in a potential merger with Three.

Our directors

Clare Corkish

Clare became our Human Resources Director in February 2020. She takes care of our HR agenda across the UK business. This includes overseeing talent management, diversity and inclusion, resources, policies, and internal communications.

Andrea Donà

Andrea started as our Network Director in April 2021. Since then, he’s managed the roll-out of our 5G and fibre networks, our converged network strategy, and delivered our network transformation and digital agenda.

Ahmed El Sayed

Ahmed is our UK IT Director. He joined us in 2004 as a software developer and has worked in several engineering leadership roles since. He’s worked in Kenya, driving modernisation and digital transformation – as well as Hungary, where he delivered transformation projects, launched 5G, and helped bring our digital teams in-house.

Nick Gliddon

Nick became Vodafone’s UK Business Director in October 2021. He had previously been Director of Carrier Services, Vodafone's international wholesale business. He’s also worked in senior executive roles in India and Egypt. Nick is passionate about helping businesses of all sizes flourish using the right technologies.

Nicki Lyons

Nicki became Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability in October 2021. She’s responsible for external communications, government and regulatory affairs, and sustainable business. Before this, she worked in senior roles at Walgreen Boots Alliance, Unilever, PepsiCo, in UK government and in international development.

Maria Grazia Pecorari

Maria Grazia joined us in August 2022 as UK Director of Strategy and Wholesale. She brings extensive experience in strategy, transformation, product management and digital. She’s worked in senior roles in several organisations, including Bain & Company. Most recently, she worked in the global division of BT as a managing director for strategy and products.

Emanuele Tournon

Emanuele has been our Finance Director since January 2017. He joined Vodafone Italy in 2000, moving on to become Finance Director in Italy before becoming Regional Finance Director for Europe.

Andy Yorston

Andy is responsible for Legal as our General Counsel and Company Secretary. He joined Vodafone Group in 2010 as Senior Litigation Counsel and has held multiple leadership roles in Vodafone UK, including Head of Risk and Compliance and Head of Legal. Previously, Andy was at Eversheds Sutherland.