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Board Appointment: Deborah Kerr

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Vodafone Group Plc
30 September 2021




30 September 2021


Deborah Kerr to join Vodafone's Board as a Non-Executive Director


Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") today announced that Deborah Kerr will be appointed as a non-executive director with effect from 1 March 2022.

Deborah Kerr is a growth-oriented technology executive with a track record of successfully transforming global enterprise software and service companies across various industries.  She has held board and executive leadership roles with both private equity-owned and publicly traded companies, where she has worked across all stages of growth and value creation, including complex digital transformations.

She currently serves as a Managing Director of Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm.  Prior to Warburg Pincus, Deborah held senior executive roles at Sabre, the travel technology company, Fair Isaac ("FICO"), the data analytics business, and Hewlett-Packard, where she was Chief Technology Officer for HP's Enterprise Services operations. She began her career at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Deborah is currently a non-executive director at NetApp, the hybrid cloud data services and data management company, and Chico's, the U.S. omni-channel retailer. Until recently, she was a non-executive director of EXL, the business process solutions company.  Deborah has also held non-executive roles at International Airline Group (IAG), the airline conglomerate, DH, a global fintech solutions and service provider, and Mitchell International, a privately owned global technology business.

Jean-François van Boxmeer, Chairman of Vodafone, said:

"I am delighted that Deborah will be joining Vodafone's Board. She brings a wealth of technology expertise across a range of sectors, as well as extensive non-executive board experience. As Vodafone continues its evolution into a technology communications company, Deborah's knowledge and strategic insights on the technology market will be an excellent addition to our Board discussions."

Deborah Kerr commented:

"It is an honour to be invited to join the Board of Vodafone.  The critical value of technology and telecoms in our daily lives has been sharply put into focus as a result of the global pandemic. I am greatly looking forward to working with Jean-Francois and the board to support Nick and the executive team to successfully drive forward the strategy."

Pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13R, it is confirmed there are no other disclosures required in addition to the above information.





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