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Andy Halford was appointed in January 2013. He has a strong finance background gained from CFO positions in global listed companies. Andy is Chief Financial Officer of Standard Chartered plc, which he joined in July 2014 after 15 years at Vodafone Group plc, nine of which were spent as Chief Financial Officer. Andy will retire from the Board by the end of 2022 with our sincere thanks for over nine years of contributions, including as Audit Committee Chair.  

Along with his financial knowledge, Andy brings to the Board valuable international, consumer and digital experience. Andy joined Vodafone in 1999 as Financial Director for Vodafone Limited, the UK operating company, and in 2001 became Financial Director for Vodafone's Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa Region. From 2002 to 2005 he was Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Wireless in the US and a member of the Board of Representatives of the Verizon Wireless partnership until 2013. Prior to joining Vodafone he was Group Finance Director at East Midlands Electricity plc. Andy is a former Chairman of The Hundred Group of Finance Directors in the UK and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Andy stood down as Chair of the Audit Committee on 7 June 2022. He remains a member of the Audit Committee and is also a member of the Nomination Committee.