EE head of trading Alan Howard quits after 11 years


EE head of trading Alan Howard has quit the business after 11 years with the firm

Howard completed his notice period this month, having resigned in April after accepting a role as head of business development at high street optician chain Specsavers.

Howard joined EE, then Orange, in 2002 as a retail store manager before being promoted to various other roles within the business.

These included regional manager, head of store format, head of new business and head of stores before taking up his last role eight months ago.

He has been replaced by former Sony Mobile head of global customer unit Matthew Price, whose first day in the new position was July 15.

Price, who held his previous  role for 18 months, has worked in  telecoms and technology  for more than a decade, holding various roles at Sony, Sony Ericsson and Telefónica.

These positions included Sony Electronics product manager, Telefónica trading marketing manager, Sony Ericsson senior account manager and Sony Mobile head of sales.

EE retail director Deirdre Burns told Mobile News: “I have worked with Alan for the past six months and he’s been a real asset to the company. It’s just time for him to move on, as many people do in their careers.

“Alan had a very successful career with us and he moves on with our very best wishes. Matthew Price joins with a wealth of experience.”