CEO of O2 Ireland steps down


18 Oct 2010

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Telefonica O2 Ireland’s CEO Danuta Gray has announced she will step down from this role, effective from the end of November. She will be replaced by Stephen Shurrock, consumer sales director of O2 UK.

Added to Shurrock’s new role as CEO, he will also join the board of Telefonica Europe.

Gray will retain her connections with the business, taking a part-time position as non-executive chairman of Telefonica O2 Ireland along with undertaking an advisory role within Telefonica Europe on behalf of Matthew Key, CEO.

According to a statement, this will provide a smooth transition of power at a local level and at a European level, this will see her work on numerous strategic projects for Telefonica Europe. 

“Danuta has successfully led our Irish business from the outset – constantly changing and adapting to the fast-paced and competitive market,” said Key.

“I am delighted that she has agreed to continue as part-time non-executive chairman in Ireland and I look forward to working with her in an advisory capacity on a number of projects across Telefónica Europe, where we will benefit from her considerable expertise, passion and experience,” he said.

Key adds that this is a great opportunity for Shurrock and that he was happy they were able to promote someone to CEO within the group.