Vodafone Hires Headhunter to Find Successor for Chairman Bond, Times Says

Vodafone Group Plc has hired recruitment expert Anna Mann to find a replacement for its Chairman John Bond, the Sunday Times reported, without saying where it got the information.

Possible candidates to replace Bond include Centrica Plc Chairman Roger Carr, former Standard Chartered Plc Chairman Lord Davies, former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. president John Thornton, Rolls-Royce Group Plc Chief Executive John Rose and Cable & Wireless Communications Plc Chairman Richard Lapthorne, according to the newspaper.

Ben Padovan, a Vodafone spokesman, declined to comment on the report.

To contact the reporter on this story: Michelle E. Frazer in London at mfrazer@bloomberg.net

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