Dido Harding steps down as CEO of TalkTalk

Updated: 

TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Dido Harding


After seven years at the helm, Dido Harding has decided to step down as CEO of TalkTalk in May 2017. From May, Charles Dunstone, the current non-executive chairman will assume the role of executive chairman.

Tristia Harrison (currently MD, TalkTalk Consumer) will succeed Harding as CEO and Charles Bligh (currently MD, TalkTalk Business) will become Chief Operating Officer. Both Harrison and Bligh have been on the board of TalkTalk since 2014.

"I am very proud to be handing over to the next generation of TalkTalk leadership who, together with Charles [Dunstone], have played such an integral part in the success of the business to date," said Harding.

"We have transformed TalkTalk's customer experience and laid the foundations for long term growth."

Charles Dunstone commented: "Dido has been a tireless, energetic and effective force for good from the day she joined TalkTalk.

"As a result of her leadership and total commitment to all of us who work here and our customers, she has helped transform TalkTalk into a much stronger business."

Harding leaves a legacy of innovative ideas including Fixed Price Plans and a commitment to giving existing customers the same great deals as new customers.

To see all the ways TalkTalk are giving customers what matters visit talktalk.co.uk/valuematters