Orange retail director Sian Doyle has exited the network after heading its 400-strong retail estate for three years.
Orange said Doyle’s departure is not connected with the joint venture with T-Mobile. The network has confirmed Doyle has accepted a position at a mobile company abroad that is “not a direct competitor of Orange”.
Retail staff were informed of her departure on a conference call earlier this week.
Doyle joined Orange in March 2006 and helped the network to strengthen its retail estate, bringing it up to over 400 stores nationally. She also introduced new concept stores including the community store, multimedia store and HMV concessions.
Orange vice president of sales and loyalty Guillaume Van Gaver said: “Sian Doyle has made a massive contribution to Orange Retail’s success over the last few years and we wish her all the best for the future.”
Orange is currently internally recruiting for her replacement.