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TalkTalk CFO steps down after seven-year stint

AMY STIRLING is to step down as CFO of TalkTalk, after 13 years within the business.

Her replacement is experienced finance executive Stephen Makin, who most recently served as CFO of Shop Direct. Makin also served as CEO and CFO of Umbro until its acquisition by Nike in 2008. He held prior finance roles at Asda.

Makin joins the business on 15 April and takes on the board role a month later.

Stirling’s role at TalkTalk, where she has served since 2006, has included helping to manage and integrate a number of acquisitions.

Dido Harding, TalkTalk CEO, said: “We owe much to Amy for her pivotal role in creating and building TalkTalk. She has been at the very heart of the business since the beginning, and without her tremendous contribution TalkTalk would quite literally have never existed, let alone become the thriving business it is today. After 13 successful years with the business, I fully understand her decision to move on and wish her every success for the future.

“With Steve we gain a great new colleague with huge consumer experience who will be a strong cultural fit for TalkTalk. I look forward to working with him as he supports me and the board in shaping our future growth.”

TalkTalk’s share price was relatively static this morning, climbing 0.20p to 252.00p, giving it a market cap of £2.2bn.

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