Matt Child appointed Managing Director of Tech Data Mobile UK

July 7, 2015

Basingstoke, 07 July 2015 – Tech Data UK has announced the appointment of Matt Child as Managing Director of Tech Data Mobile UK and Ireland.

The former Director of Trading at Phones 4U, Child has extensive experience and contacts within the mobile industry and is well-placed to lead Tech Data Mobile into its next phase of business development.

Commenting on his appointment, Child stated: “I am delighted to be taking up this new challenge and honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead Tech Data Mobile to the next phase of its growth and development. Having had several opportunities to return to mobile it was important for me to join the right business; As a past customer of Tech Data Mobile I was always impressed with the professional and diligent way they supported us, but it always felt as though they were a well kept secret – Tech Data Mobile is uniquely positioned to enable and support the market in addressing the massive opportunities around product supply, lifecycle services and mobile integration. With an extensive range of Windows, Android and iOS platforms, along with significant stock-holding and advanced logistics capabilities, we have an unrivalled opportunity to not only continue to develop its existing customer base but to engage and deliver new customers to the UK Business.”

Andy Gass, Managing Director, Tech Data UK and Ireland, stated: “Matt is a valuable and welcome addition to the team and with the extensive experience he has in the sector and in business management, he is very well-placed to lead Tech Data Mobile through the next phase of its growth and development.”

Child spent two-and-a-half years at Phones 4U and had previously spent more than seven years working in the mobile distribution sector. Most recently he has been working outside the industry as Chief Operating Officer at Leeds United Football Club.

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