Nick Read

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Nick Read
Born Nicholas Jonathan Read
1964/1965 (age 53–54)[1]
Nationality British
Alma mater Manchester Polytechnic
Occupation Businessman
Title CEO-designate, Vodafone
Term October 2018-
Predecessor Vittorio Colao

Nicholas Jonathan Read (born 1964) is a British businessman, and the CEO Vodafone Group.

Early life[edit]

He earned a degree in accounting and finance from Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University) in 1986.[1] He is a Certified Management Accountant.[1]


He worked for United Business Media Plc and Federal Express Worldwide, rising to chief financial officer for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.[1]

He joined Vodafone UK in 2001, becoming chief executive on 1 May 2006, when Arun Sarin was the chief executive of Vodafone.[1]

He has served as the chief financial officer of Vodafone since 2014.[2] He is expected to become its chief executive officer in October 2018.[3]

In May 2018, Vittorio Colao announced that he would step down as Vodafone CEO, effective October 2018, and that he would be succeeded by Read, the finance director.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Bloomberg profile: Nicholas Jonathan Read". Bloomberg LP. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Meet the board". Vodafone. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Sandle, Paul; Holton, Kate (May 15, 2018). "UPDATE 2-Vodafone's Vittorio Colao to step down in October, Nick Read to step up". CNBC.
  4. ^ "Vodafone boss Vittorio Colao to step down". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-05-16.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone
April 2014 –
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Tim Miles
Chief Executive of Vodafone UK
May 2006 – November 2008
Succeeded by
Guy Laurence
Preceded by
Chief Operating Officer of Vodafone UK
– 2006
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone UK
2001 –
Succeeded by