Neil Smith - Head of M2M Finance
Neil joined Vodafone in October 2011 as Head of Finance and Commercial for the company’s Machine to Machine (M2M) business. With 13 years experience in senior finance positions within the telecoms space he brings substantial industry knowledge to the team. Neil is fully responsible for all financial and commercial matters across the M2M business.
Since starting at Vodafone 9 months ago, Neil has built and presented the M2M business case to the Vodafone Group and created a cost management programme in order to deliver on the business’ full year budget. With his commercial team he has also overseen contract wins of over €200 million. “The ongoing growth of Vodafone’s M2M business and its planned expansion over the years ahead was a major reason for coming on board. As M2M technologies continue to expand Vodafone will ensure it is financially and commercially able to continue competing at the highest level,” he says.
Prior to joining Vodafone, Neil spent 11 years at BT working across both the global services and group finance division where he held a number of senior positions including vice president of finance and cost transformation, vice president of finance for service and networks and most recently vice president of vendor management. Prior to joining BT, Neil spent eight years at KPMG working in audit and transaction services in both London and Sydney, Australia.
Neil holds a bachelor of commerce from Birmingham University as well as an ACA with first time passes from the Institute of Chartered Accountants.