Millroy has been acting CTO since Hanssen’s departure, after three years in Australia, to take up a new post with the Hutchison Group.
Millroy joined VHA in 2013 as general manager access network delivery. Prior to VHA, Millroy was head of Cornerstone for a network infrastructure partnership between Vodafone UK and O2, and regional operations director at Vodafone UK where he led the development of the company’s 3G capability and oversaw the deployment of 3,500 sites. He also previously worked for Ericsson and Cellnet.
Vodafone chief executive officer Iñaki Berroeta said Millroy was the right person to lead the company’s network and technology strategy.
“Kevin knows our network inside out, and has played a critical role in leading the teams which have built the network our customers love and trust.
“Kevin’s priorities as CTO include the on-going expansion of our network, delivering fixed broadband in 2017, continuing the rollout of the fibre transmission network and preparing for 5G.
“Kevin is highly experienced, with more than 30 years working in the telecommunications industry globally, and I congratulate him on his appointment to the executive team.”
“We’ve got a very strong network roadmap, which includes fixed broadband and 5G, and I’m excited about everything we’ll be delivering for customers,” Millroy said.