Vodafone 2024 Annual Report

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holding company with interests in media, entertainment and telecommunications, prior to joining Sasol. Additionally, she has worked at Pepsi as a Financial Controller. Christine has held non- executive director roles at the International Federation of Accountants, the global organisation for the accountancy profession, MTN Group Ltd, a South African telecommunications company, Lafarge S.A., a cement company, and Transnet SOC Ltd, a South African rail, port and pipeline company. Skills and attributes which support strategy and long-term success: – Considerable experience of African markets, which aids the Company with its ambition to be a best-in-class telecommunications company in both Europe and Africa. – Up-to-date investor relations experience and strong ambassadorial skills developed through a distinguished executive career to date. – Highly experienced corporate finance executive with extensive board expertise, which supplements the Board’s existing financial, commercial and strategic expertise. External appointments: – Clicks Group Limited, non-executive director, member of the remuneration & nominations committee and member of the audit & risk committee – Discovery Limited, non-executive director, member of the audit committee and social and ethics committee, member of the remuneration committee and member of the treating the customers fairly sub-committee Simon was previously the CEO of Arm Ltd., the global leader in the development of semiconductor intellectual property. He successfully led the business from 2013 to 2022 and generated significant value for investors during his tenure. During 2017 to 2021, Simon was also a Board member of the SoftBank Group. Prior to joining Arm in 1991, he was an engineer at Standard Telephones and Cables. Skills and attributes which support strategy and long-term success: – Possesses significant understanding of technology trends and how these are reshaping industry landscapes, which are important in charting the Company’s long-term strategic direction. – Proven history of business transformation and corporate strategy in dynamic and swiftly evolving commercial environments. External appointments: – Dolby Laboratories, Inc., non-executive director Simon Segars E T Non-Executive Director Tenure: 1 year Career and experience:

Maria Amparo Moraleda Martinez R E Non-Executive Director Tenure: 6 years Career and experience: Amparo joined IBM in 1988 and spent more than 20 years with the company, becoming President of IBM Southern Europe in 2005. In 2009, Amparo joined Iberdrola S.A. where she was Chief Operating Officer of the International Division until 2012. Amparo is a member of the Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences and was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2005. Skills and attributes which support strategy and long-term success: – A background in engineering, IT and technology equip Amparo with significant experience and the ability to provide valuable contributions during technical Board discussions. – Corporate social responsibility experience and her experience as a champion of inclusion and diversity are significant assets in the context of her role as Chair of the Company’s ESG Committee. External appointments: – Airbus Group, senior independent director, chair of remuneration, nominations and governance committee and member of ethics, compliance & sustainability committee – CaixaBank, non-executive director and chair of appointments and sustainability committee – A.P. Moller-Maersk, non-executive director, chair of the ESG committee and member of the audit committee David Nish A N Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director Tenure: 8 years Career and experience: David was Group Finance Director of Scottish Power Plc from 1999 to 2005 having joined the company as Deputy Finance Director in 1997. Additionally, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Life Plc from January 2010 to September 2015 having joined the company as Group Finance Director in November 2006. David was also a former Partner at Price Waterhouse, where he began his career as a trainee. Previous non-executive positions held by David include boards of HSBC Holdings Plc, London Stock Exchange Group Plc, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, UK Green Investment Bank plc, Northern Foods Plc, Thus Plc, HDFC Life (India) and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He was Deputy Chairman of the Association of British Insurers. He was also formerly a member of the City UK Board Advisory Committee and the Financial Services Advisory Board of the Scottish Government. Skills and attributes which support strategy and long-term success: – Wide-ranging operational and strategic experience as a senior leader and a deep understanding of financial and capital markets. – Significant finance experience, bringing strong direction as the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee through a focus on the risk and control environment and Group resilience. Christine Ramon A E Non-Executive Director and Workforce Engagement Lead Tenure: 1 year Career and experience: Christine was previously Chief Financial Officer and executive director of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, a global gold mining company. Prior to AngloGold Ashanti, she was Chief Financial Officer of Sasol Ltd, a South African energy and chemicals company. Christine was also a former Chief Executive Officer at Johnnic Holdings Ltd, an investment

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E ESG Committee N Nominations and

R Remuneration Committee

T Technology Committee

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