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Vodafone Announces New Executives

  • 20 January, 2004 15:24

<p>Vodafone Australia today announced two newly created executive positions in line with its increased focus on sales and marketing.</p>
<p>“I’m pleased to announce we have appointed Ian Scherger as Chief Marketing Officer and Russell Hewitt as Chief Commercial Officer,” said Grahame Maher, Managing Director, Vodafone Australia.</p>
<p>“This change is the next step in evolving our business to service our customers in the best possible way. We want our customers to know they are part of the world’s leading mobile community through fantastic services and a great customer experience.”</p>
<p>Ian Scherger has been with Vodafone Australia for two years, leading first its New Markets group and more recently its Consumer division, where he was responsible for the successful launch of the Vodafone live! service. Ian joined Vodafone Australia from New Zealand in January 2002, where he was Executive General Manager of Business Markets for Clear Communications.</p>
<p>“Ian’s experience in business to business and consumer marketing will bring the focus and direction we need in a highly competitive and ever-changing market,” Grahame said.</p>
<p>Russell Hewitt joins Vodafone Australia from Hewlett-Packard. Russell has been the MD of HP in New Zealand post the Compaq-HP merger and was the MD of Compaq New Zealand for two and a half years prior to this. In 2003 Russell was on Board of Directors for Television NZ, Broadcasting Communications Limited, Parenting with Confidence, and Blue Star Print Group.</p>
<p>“Russell brings to Vodafone Australia a strong leadership ability, experience in a related industry and a great understanding of distribution and customer experience. We believe that Russell will be a key addition to our team and will help us drive our business strategy forward,” Grahame said.</p>
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<p>For media information please contact:
Cynthia Fernandez, Vodafone Australia, PR &amp; Corporate Communications, 0414 880 212
Susan Redden Makatoa, Savage &amp; Horrigan, 02 9268 1504</p>
<p>About Vodafone
Vodafone Group Plc is a leading mobile communications company - 25 per cent of the world’s mobile phone users are connected to Vodafone. Vodafone has equity interests in 26 countries, and partner networks in a further nine countries - leaving an unmatched network footprint. The company provides quality services to 2.59 million Australian customers, 1.34 million New Zealand customers and 91,000 Fijian customers. Vodafone has more than 122.68 million proportionate customers worldwide.</p>
<p>© Vodafone Pty Limited 2004: VODAFONE and the Vodafone logos are trade marks of the Vodafone Group. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trade marks of their respective owners.</p>

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