With themes including why Vodafone chose Newbury as its base, and covering the first 20 years of the company, this is a talk by Sir Christopher Gent, who was appointed as Vodafone’s managing director in 1985 and became its chief executive in 1997.
Before joining Vodafone, Sir Christopher was Director of Network Services at ICL. In this role he was Managing Director of Baric, a computer services company owned jointly by Barclays and ICL. He is a former chairman of ConvaTec Plc and was the Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline until his retirement in March 2015. He was previously Chairman of the supervisory board of Mannesmann AG, a non-executive director of China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd and Lehman Brothers, a member of the boards of Verizon Wireless and Ferrari, a senior adviser at Bain & Co and a member of the international advisory board of Hakluyt.
Members free, Non-members £2.50. Refreshments after the talk