Heidi Godfrey-Jones Board of Directors / Head of Commercial, SSE Enterprise Telecoms
Heidi Godfrey-Jones heads up Commercial Vendor Management team within SSE Telecoms, leading the procurement and cost management for the network infrastructure and creating low cost to serve products & services to maximise revenue potential.
Heidi spent many years working for Vodafone Global, and led the Network Governance team across Europe, which governed spend of approx. £0.5Bn. Along with the cost management of CAPEX & OPEX, she developed a talent programme called The Academy which successfully lead approx. 40 people, across 13 countries over 8 Cohorts to breakthrough into leadership. Other roles within Vodafone Group was being an integral part of the Group Transformation Programme and led the process automation across the Contact Centres in Europe.
Previous to her Commercial Leadership career – Heidi spent 15 years in the Telecoms Network Engineer field, starting as an engineer herself where she designed, installed and supported Data Networks, primarily Enterprise, so has hands on experience of what training in this industry is like and how critical it is to the individuals on this career path. She is proud of the fact that she was the first CCNA/CCNP and MCSE engineer in the company, and still champions diversity in STEM by mentoring young adults from local schools. She plays an active part in the Inclusion on Diversity within her organisation.
Heidi is very engaging and passionate about helping the next generation progress within Industry, backed and supported by her own experience of 25 years in the Telecoms Industry.