Vodafone appoints new FD

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In a boardroom reshuffle designed to ‘speed up execution and decision making’ Vodafone appointed Halford, 45, currently FD at US-based Verizon Wireless, as its new FD and Sir Julian Horn-Smith as deputy chief executive. Horn-Smith will take up his post from 1 January 2005.

Arun Sarin, chief executive, said: ‘We are creating an organisation that is better positioned to respond to the high expectations of our customers. Faster execution will enable us to extend our lead within the mobile industry and deliver the benefits to our customers, our employees and our shareholders.’

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