Our leaders

Ahmed Essam, CEO, Vodafone UK

Ahmed was appointed CEO of Vodafone UK in February 2021, and prior to this was Vodafone Group’s Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer since October 2018, after holding the role of CEO of the Group’s Europe Cluster, which comprises Albania, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Hungary, Malta, Portugal and Romania.

Ahmed Essam

Our directors

Clare Corkish

Clare Corkish

Clare is our Human Resources Director. She takes care of leading the HR agenda across the UK business, overseeing talent management, diversity & inclusion, resources, policy and communications. Clare joined Vodafone in February 2020. Previously, she’s worked in a variety of HR leadership roles.

Vishal Dixit

Vishal Dixit

Vishal is Strategy and Wholesale Director. He heads up our transformational strategy and mobile wholesale business. He’s had senior strategy roles in Vodafone UK since 2014. Previously, Vishal was an engagement director with McKinsey & Company, where he led multiple accounts.

Andrea Donà

Andrea Donà

Andrea was appointed as Network and Development Director for Vodafone UK in April 2021, as part of a group-wide restructuring that saw one integrated European network. He has since managed the roll-out of Vodafone UK’s 5G and fibre networks, our converged network strategy, as well as delivery of the company’s network transformation and digital agenda.

Ahmed El Sayed

Ahmed El Sayed

Ahmed is our UK IT Director. He joined us in 2004 as a software developer and has held multiple engineering leadership roles in Vodafone, across several countries. He’s worked in Kenya, driving modernisation and digital transformation – and Hungary, where he led major IT transformation projects, launched 5g and helped bring digital expertise in house.

Helen Lamprell

Helen Lamprell

Helen is General Counsel and External Affairs Director and has been responsible for core areas including sustainability, media relations, government affairs and corporate security since 2014. She’s also a trustee of the Vodafone Foundation and sits on the Women’s Business Council, promoting women’s roles in economic growth.

Shelley Malton

Shelley Malton

Shelley is Customer Services, Operations & Digital Director. She is responsible for consumer operations, enterprise operations, billing & collections, customer relations, digital service and customer experience across all of our mobile, broadband and internet of things (IoT) services.

Anne Sheehan

Anne Sheehan

Anne has been a director at Vodafone Business UK since December 2017. She runs Vodafone Business, and oversees our fixed, mobile and unified communications, as well as cloud and internet of things (IoT) services and support.

Max Taylor

Max Taylor

As Consumer Director, Max is responsible for marketing, brand, digital transformation, sales and commercial operations of Vodafone UK’s consumer business. Before he joined Vodafone UK in March 2019, he held leadership positions in several other telecoms companies.

Emanuele Tournon

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 being appointed Regional Finance Director for Europe.