Dale Parkinson to step down from Vodafone role


VPS to be headed up by Vodafone Group’s Tony Bailey (pictured right) from August, as Dale Parkinson readies move in to new role within the company

Vodafone UK head of Partner Services (VPS) Dale Parkinson is to step down from his current role at the end of the month after two years.

Parkinson, who has spent four years working in the company’s indirect business sector, will remain with company in a currently unspecified role within Vodafone Enterprise.

Vodafone said Parkinson had been a key member in the restructure, merging and rebranding of Yes Telecom with Vodafone Direct to form VPS.

Parkinson will be replaced by head of channel and distribution for the Vodafone Group, Tony Bailey from August 1 reporting to director of small business at Vodafone UK.

Bailey joined Vodafone from Nortel where he held positions including PAN EMEA Enterprise Sales and Channel Business for the UK & Ireland. He will look to enhance Vodafone’s drive in to unified communications.

Vodafone said: “With the ramp up of Vodafone’s Unified Communications (UC) propositions the company is now set to deliver the best partner and customer experience bar none.”