Eileen Burbidge joins Dixons Carphone as a non-executive director

Dixons Carphone

Dixons Carphone has announced the appointment of Eileen Burbidge MBE as an independent non-executive director of the board, as well as a member of the audit committee.

Burbidge is a partner at Passion Capital, one of Europe’s leading early stage venture capital firms, with a significant focus on digital propositions. Since co-founding the company back in 2011, she has built a prominent reputation as a technology thought leader, and has even been named one of the most influential people in the IT industry in the UK.

Eileen also brings a wealth of experience forward from other roles, including a spell as a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group, as well as currently being the UK Government special envoy for Fintech, chair of Tech Nation, and tech ambassador for the Mayor of London’s office. As investor director for a number of Passion Capital companies, she is also a non-executive investor at Monzo Bank.

On top of a computer science degree and a career start at Verizon Wireless, Burbidge has also held positions at Apple, Sun Microsystems, Openwave and PalmSource, before moving to London as head of products for Skype back in 2004 and then Yahoo! where she was responsible for the success of Yahoo! Communications products in the UK.

"I am absolutely delighted to welcome Eileen Burbidge to the Board as a Non-Executive Director,” said Ian Livingston, chairman of Dixons Carphone plc. “Eileen has a strong technology background and is a leader in the development of the UK's increasingly renowned fintech industry.

“Eileen will bring a constructive, challenging and balanced perspective to the Board, with a real focus on technology innovation, value creation and an informed perspective on the digital consumer. We look forward to working closely with her."

Eileen Burbidge will officially begin her role as a non-executive director at Dixons Carphone from 1s January 2019.

"I am very excited to be joining the Board of Dixons Carphone. The Company has tremendous brand equity across its breadth of retail offerings and services,” Burbidge said.

“It also holds leading market positions in so many different countries, with fantastic opportunities and some interesting challenges ahead. I look forward to working with Alex and the Board as it seeks to enhance its customer relationships and unique market position."

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