O2 makes four board appointments


Stephen Shurrock and Ben Dowd will share the sales director role left vacant after Mark Stansfield became non-executive director of O2 UK. Shurrock has been appointed consumer sales director, while Dowd is business sales director.

In addition, Tim Sefton is to become O2 UK’s customer director and Ann Pickering will become HR director. Sefton replaces Cath Keers, who has taken up the role of non-executive director at Telefonica O2 Europe.

O2 UK chief executive Ronan Dunne said: “I am delighted to welcome four new people to the UK board who have all helped build and develop our business to become the UK’s leading mobile phone operator.

“Recruiting from within recognises their huge contribution to date. Their experience and capabilities will prove invaluable in their new roles.”

All four will take up their new posts from February 1.