Charles Dunstone

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"Charles is Chairman of TalkTalk Group. As the founder of Carphone Warehouse he was instrumental creating TalkTalk following the acquisition of Opal in 2002. Since then he has directed the development of TalkTalk to become one of the leading telecommunications businesses in the UK. Charles has been a TalkTalk Director since 20 January 2010 and he is also chairman of the Prince's Trust. "[1]

"Sir Dunstone served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Carphone Warehouse Group PLC from 1989 to 2010. Prior to 1989, Sir Dunstone worked at NEC for four years as a sales manager. He served as Chief Executive Officer of TalkTalk Group. He has been the Chairman of the Board at Talk Talk Telecom Group PLC since 2010 and its Executive Director since January 20, 2010. He served as an Interim Chairman of YouView TV Ltd. since March 2013 until October 17, 2013 and serves as its Director. He serves as the Chairman of The Prince's Trust Trading Board. He served as Deputy Chairman of HBOS PLC since January 2003 and its Non Executive Director from September 2001 to February 08, 2012. He serves as a Director of The Carphone Warehouse Group PLC. Sir Dunstone has been a Non Executive Director of Halifax PLC since February 2000. He serves as Non-Executive Director of Independent Media Distribution PLC and Clareville Capital Partners LLP. He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Daily Mail & General Trust PLC from 2001 to February 8, 2012. He served as a board member of Kudu Fund Limited until May 2007, Mobile Telesystems OJSC since June 24, 2010 and Bank Of Scotland plc until April 29, 2008. He also serves as a member of The Prince's Trust Trading Council." [1]

Dunstone's father is an executive at BP. Dunstone has established a charitable trust, which is the main sponsor of the Fulwood Academy school in Preston, Friends who attended his wedding in 2009 included Tony Blair and Sir Stuart Rose. [2]


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  1. TalkTalk Telecom Group Board, organizational web page, accessed November 14, 2013.