Dixons Carphone has created a new chief executive role to for its Connected World Services consultancy division.
Graham Stapleton, the current boss of Carphone Warehouse in the UK, will be running CWS on a day to day basis alongside his current role as Executive Chairman of the Sprint JV. Stapleton was appointed as Executive Director of Dixons Carphone following last year’s merger between Dixons and Carphone Warehouse, whilst also remaining the boss of Carphone Warehouse in the UK.
Andrew Harrison, Deputy Chief Executive of Dixons Carphone, will “have oversight of CWS, Direct to consumer Services and Dixons Carphone’s MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) business”, a spokesperson has said.
Dixons Carphone said that Stapleton would “lead the growth of this division of the company, which is one of the group’s core strategic priorities. Graham will also manage CWS’ key relationship with Sprint Corporation.”
Sprint Corporation and CWS made a deal in July to open 20 retail stores in North America, with plans to open a potential 500 stores nationwide.
At the time, Harrison said: “This is a very exciting venture for us, and is a significant step in growing our CWS business in the US.”
Stapleton will be replaced in his former role as managing director of Carphone Warehouse UK by Jeremy Fennell, who will report to Katie Bickerstaff, the UK Chief Exec of Dixons Group.