The trend for ex sales professionals to go on to take some of the top CEO jobs in the UK continues with the appointment of Richard Hanscott as CEO of Yell UK, reporting to group CEO Mike Pocock.
Richard was most recently Chief Executive Officer of NEC Germany and Vice President Network Solutions NEC Europe. Prior to NEC, he was at Orange from 1997 to 2006, in senior sales and marketing roles, including Vice President Business Development & Partnerships at Orange Group from 2003. His earlier career was spent at Hewlett-Packard and at several software development companies.
Mike Pocock said: “Richard brings the skills and experience necessary to help drive our transition to a customer-focused digital media business. This new appointment reflects the importance of our UK business both in its own right and as a key contributor to the Yell Group. I welcome his arrival as we launch our new strategy.”
Richard Hanscott said: “I am very much looking forward to joining Yell at an exciting time in its development. I am confident that the new Group strategy that is about to be communicated will deliver a successful new digital future for the Group and will see its return to sustained, profitable growth. I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead Yell in the UK through this transition.”