Hargreaves Lansdown has announced the appointment of David James as our new Marketing Director. David will take overall responsibility for the Group’s marketing function.
David James joins after a successful career in telecoms, including as Marketing Director at BT for five years and then Commercial Marketing Director at Vodafone for over three years. He began his career with seven years in the financial services sector.
David has significant experience and knowledge of all aspects of marketing and brand management and was instrumental in the launch and growth of BT Sport, BT Infinity Broadband, BT Mobile, Vodafone Broadband and VOXI by Vodafone (the first youth-focused UK mobile network). He’s also an inventor – including the best-selling Jetrest travel pillow – and is a Fellow of the Marketing Academy.
Chris Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Hargreaves Lansdown commented: “I’m really looking forward to working with David. He brings considerable brand and digital experience to the team, having been responsible for marketing the BT, BT Sport, Vodafone & VOXI brands. As the market leader, this is a crucial role as we look to continue to grow our capabilities, expand services such as Active Savings and scale into the future.”
David James, Marketing Director, Hargreaves Lansdown said: “This is an exciting time to be joining such a successful business and I’m really looking forward to playing my part in the next stage of its growth and evolution.”