Ronan Dunne is the independent Chairman of the Board of Six Nations Rugby, the newly formed body overseeing the commercial and marketing operations for the Six Nations championships as well as the Autumn Nations series. He is a non executive director of Marks & Spencer plc, the leading UK retailer.
Ronan provides strategic advice to a range of companies in the telecoms and technology sector and was most recently strategic advisor to the CEO of Verizon Communications, the leading US telecoms provider.
As an executive he served as executive vice president and CEO of Verizon Consumer Group and group president of Verizon Wireless. During his time at Verizon he helped define a new era with the introduction of 5G and was responsible for providing voice, data, and video products and services to more than 120 million consumers every day.
Before joining Verizon, Ronan was CEO of Telefónica UK (O2), the leading UK wireless operator and one of the UK’s most admired brands and held senior positions in banking and in the corporate sector.
Ronan has been involved with some of the leading consumer brands and has built his career on harnessing technology and data driven insight to deliver growth through exceptional customer outcomes.