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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 10:10

Vodafone Australia boss Nigel Dews moves on


The head of Vodafone Hutchison Australia, Nigel Dews, is to move on to another role in 50 percent shareholder Hutchison Whampoa and been replaced by Bill Morrow.

Also, in line with the joint venture agreement between Vodafone and Hutchison, the role of VHA chairman will rotate to the Hutchison Whampoa Group managing director, Canning Fok, on the third anniversary of the JV's formation.

Morrow is a former a former Europe chief executive with Vodafone Group and has run the Group's businesses in Japan and the UK. He has also been CEO of US mobile operator, Clearwire and before that was CEO of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Dews is to take up an as yet unspecified senior role within Hutchison Whampoa reporting to group managing director, Canning Fok. He has been CEO Of VHA since the JV was formed in 2009 and before that was CEO of the Hutchison mobile operator, 3 Australia. He joined 3 Australia in 2003 as the sales, marketing and product director.

Vodafone and Hutchison have also sought to scotch recent rumours that their Australian mobile business is up for sale, re-iterating their commitment.

Vodafone Group chief executive for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific, Nick Read, said: "We are strongly committed to Australia. We'll continue to back our business here as it makes the significant investments needed to build the network of the future."

Hutchison Whampoa Group finance director, Frank Sixt, said: "Vodafone Hutchison Australia is an important part of our global telecommunications portfolio...We are...grateful to Nigel for his work in bringing together the 3 and Vodafone businesses in Australia and forging them into a strong and healthy organisation which we have every confidence will continue to grow and succeed under Bill's leadership."

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