M&S appoints non-executive director

Former O2 UK CEO will join the M&S board as a non-executive director as of 1 August 2022

Marks and Spencer Group has announced today (16 June) that Ronan Dunne will join the board as a non-executive director effective from 1 August 2022.

Dunne is the former CEO of Verizon Consumer Group, and was previously chief financial officer of Telefónica UK (O2) before becoming CEO. He is currently also non-executive chairman of Six Nations Rugby.  

He will reportedly join the audit and nomination committees next month at the same time as joining the board and represents Verizon as a non-executive director on the board of Yahoo Inc. He is also a trustee of the John King Brain Tumour Foundation. 

Dunne has previously served on the boards of Guardian Media Group, AVG Technologies, Tesco Mobile and Manx Telecom. 

Archie Norman, chairman of M&S, said: “I am delighted to welcome Ronan to our board. He is a very strong commercial leader with enormous international experience in the digital telecoms industry, has led businesses through technological and people transformation, and has great financial expertise. He will add relevant expertise and fit in with our ‘engaged board’ governance style.”

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