Gooding has filled the role at several companies including Cable & Wireless, and is currently non-executive chairman of technology products distributor Premier Farnell
Vodafone has appointed former Cable & Wireless non-executive director Val Gooding to the same position at the operator.
Gooding, who will join Vodafone on February 1, is currently non-executive chairman of technology products distributor Premier Farnell. She is also lead non-executive director at the Home Office, a non-executive director of the Lawn Tennis Association and a Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces.
Previous roles include CEO of private healthcare provider BUPA, and several senior roles at British Airways including director of Asia Pacific.
She has been a non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank, the BBC, J. Sainsbury, and Cable and Wireless Communications, and was awarded a CBE for services to business in the 2002 New Year’s Honours list.
Cable & Wireless was acquired by Vodafone in July 2012.
Vodafone Group Chairman Gerard Kleisterlee said: “Val is a seasoned, well-respected non-executive director and has a wealth of global business experience. I am delighted to welcome her to the Vodafone Board.”