All change at Carphone as Graham Stapleton named CEO


Stapleton to take over from Andrew Harrison, who will become CEO of Carphone Warehouse Group from July 24.

Carphone Warehouse chief operating officer Graham Stapleton is to replace Andrew Harrison as the retailer’s UK and Ireland CEO.

Harrison will become CEO of Carphone Warehouse Group, while Roger Taylor will take on the role of deputy chairman. The changes will take effect from July 24 at the Carphone Warehouse AGM.

“I’m delighted that Graham will be succeeding me in this role,” said Harrison. “During the last two years as our chief operating officer, he has built great relationships with our network and manufacturer partners and has led the development of our business and customer strategy.

“Graham has played an important role in delivering the strong financial results we have been able to announce today, so I know the UK & Ireland business will be in the best possible hands.”

Commenting on Harrison’s new role, Taylor said: “This appointment recognises the outstanding contribution Andrew has made to the business throughout his 17 years with Carphone Warehouse, during which time he has played an important part of many of our growth strategies, including our Best Buy Mobile venture and Connected World strategy.”