Long-serving T-Mobile UK sales boss Gordon Ballantyne has left the Hatfield-based network operator with immediate effect. He has been replaced by T-Mobile head of consumer sales Mark Duncan.
Ballantyne joined T-Mobile from Dell in 2003 with the appointment of Brian McBride as UK managing director.
His departure is the most high-profile since new UK chief executive Richard Moat was appointed from Orange Romania in June. Moat is looking to simplify a multi-layered management team at T-Mobile, Mobile News understands, and focus the business on essential profitability ahead of completion of its joint venture with Orange, to be signed by November and receive regulatory approval in the next six months.
Ballantyne was responsible for T-Mobile UK’s sales strategy, and was instrumental in the network’s increasing focus on its direct channels, with the revamping and expansion of its store estate and the new aggression of its online operations.
Ballantyne was previously chief executive of venture capital technology company Pulse International, a partner with Dell’s capital arm Dell Ventures and founder and director of dell.com in Europe.