Data Select head of sales Phil Jackson has replaced current head of mobile managed services division Andy Tow, who has been appointed to replace Tanny Price as UK managing director of Avenir.
Price joins Vodafone’s indirect team on January 1.
Before joining Data select Tow was chief executive of Unique Distribution before it went into administration. He has also had a long career at Adam Phones and Vodafone.
“Avenir is a top company and a sound business,” said Tow. “For me the challenge is carrying on the mantle. I feel a bit like a runner in a relay race.”
Avenir Telecom group chairman Jean-Daniel Beurnier said: “I am delighted that we have found a managing director of Andy’s calibre who has the ability and vision to lead Avenir Telecom to its next stage of development.
“Andy’s experience of working within the channel, as well as his understanding of the corporate markets and knowledge of converged products and solutions make him an ideal choice to drive Avenir’s ambitious growth plans.
“Despite the continued consolidation within the mobile distribution market, Avenir has time and again demonstrated its ability to buck the downturn, and I am confident that this trend will continue under Andy’s leadership.”