Ronan Dunne jumps O2 ship

What next for the Capita-loving chief exec?

Ronan Dunne, CEO of O2

Head of O2 Ronan Dunne - he of "sending staff to Capita is better than redundancy" fame - has stepped down from the biz after eight years.

Dunne will be replaced by chief financial officer Mark Evans, who has been CFO since 2012. Dunne will step down from the board on 31 July, but will continue to "support the business with its strategic ambitions until September 2016."

Earlier this year the EU smacked down merger plans between O2 and Three. The airy biz is now reportedly planning a stockmarket flotation to raise cash.

Dunne said: “O2 is a very special brand and business, which has made this an incredibly difficult decision to make."

Evans said he was pumped to take O2 through to its "next chapter".

In the obligatory puff-filled press release he said: "I’m very much looking forward to maintaining the momentum in the business and striving to make our customers the most satisfied in the UK, long into the future.”

Dunne has not said where he is off to next, but El Reg wonders if he may be heading for a certain popular outsourcing biz - given his preference for Capita over joblessness. ®

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