Yell appoints new Group Chief Operating Officer
Yell announces that Mark Payne has joined the Group in the new role of Group Chief Operating Officer beginning 14 February, 2011, reporting in to the Group CEO. Mark will be responsible for the Company’s day to day activities at Group level, including supply chain, information technology, procurement, facilities, customer services, call centre operations and processes. From July 2006 until December 2010, Mark was Vice President, Worldwide Operations of Linksys, the home networking division of Cisco Systems. Prior to this, from May 2003 to September 2005, Mark was Vice President, Operations of the Polaroid Corporation responsible for all of Polaroid’s supply chain activities worldwide. He joined Polaroid from SymphonyRPM, an enterprise software solutions company, where he was Director Product Development from October 2002 to March 2003. In 1998, he joined Compaq Computer Corporation as Director, responsible successively for North American Operations, Commercial Direct Initiative, and then Customer to Cash Integration to support the merger of HP and Compaq.