Vodafone appoints Phil Roberson as head of indirect sales


The former HTC employee will join Vodafone in January, with current head of direct sales Martin Jones leaving in March

HTC’s former UK and Ireland regional director Phil Roberson is joining Vodafone in January.

Roberson’s job title will be head of indirect sales. He joined the industry in 1998 as commercial manager for Orange Retail, and was promoted to consultant for global distribution in 2001.

He then spent two years as senior commercial manager for T-Mobile, also filling the roles of head of handset management (2005-2008) and head of terminals and operations (2008-2011) at the operator.

He joined HTC in October 2011 and left in March (see here).

Vodafone has confirmed his appointment but declined to comment further.

The operator also confirmed head of channel management Martin Jones will be leaving in March to “explore exciting opportunities”.

His role will be split into two – with Vodafone having a head or direct sales and head of indirect sales.