• Chris Brocklesby to exit OpCo as of March.
  • External opportunity” comes calling.
  • News comes a week after CEO Nick Jeffery bade farewell.

Vodafone UK CIO Brocklesby to depart

Vodafone UK CIO Brocklesby to depart

Source: Microsoft

Vodafone UK Chief Information Officer Chris Brocklesby is to leave the operator at the end of March next year, the second senior executive to exit in as many weeks.

A spokesperson for the OpCo told Vodafonewatch that Brocklesby is departing to “pursue an external opportunity”, though he is yet to confirm his next step.

A replacement has not yet been named.

“Chris has been with Vodafone for two years and, during this time, has been instrumental in driving Always on IT, simplifying our legacy IT estate, enhancing our in-house software engineering capability and enabling the growth of our business through the delivery of IT and digital solutions. We would like to thank him for his hard work, teamwork, leadership and dedication over the past two years.”

— Vodafone UK spokesperson.

Brocklesby joined Vodafone UK in January 2019 from low-cost airline easyJet, where he held the same title.

He follows Vodafone UK Chief Executive Nick Jeffery out of the exit door. Jeffery announced his departure last week and is set to be replaced by current Group Chief Commercial, Operations & Strategy Officer Ahmed Essam from 1 February (Vodafonewatch, #192).