Ronan Dunne, CEO of Telefonica UK

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 LBDC (London) 

Exclusive Event


Guest Speaker

Ronan Dunne

CEO, Telefonica UK Limited

Ronan Dunne, CEO of Telefonica UK Limited

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Good afternoon,

We are delighted that the | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | will be resuming in London next month after its summer break.

We will have an absolutely brilliant guest speaker to kick off our new season of Talks:  RONAN DUNNE, the CEO of Telefonica UK Limited.

RONAN has kindly agreed to tell us about his personal career journey.

LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |
London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
41st   Guest Speaker Event
When: Wednesday, 30 September 2015
 Time: Pre-event networking: 7.30 AM  –  8.00 AM.  RONAN DUNNE (CEO) Talk will commence at 8.00 AM.  Post-event networking: 9.00 AM to 9.30 AM
Sponsor:  KELTIE 
Venue Keltie, No. 1 London Bridge, London SE1 9BA
RSVP  Email:  colin[at]

Ronan Dunne, CEO of Telefonica UK Limited: Biography


Ronan Dunne was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Telefónica UK (O2) and member of Telefonica Europe’s Executive Committee on 1 January 2008.  Ronan became a member of the Telefónica SA Executive Committee in March 2014 and chairs the Telefonica UK Sustainability Taskforce.

Ronan was previously Chief Financial Officer in the UK, a position held since February 2005. He served as Head of Finance and deputy to the Group Chief Financial Officer of O2 plc. from 2001 to 2005.

Prior to joining O2 in 2001, he held senior positions in Banking with Banque Nationale de Paris and in the Corporate sector with Exel plc. and Waste Management International plc.

Ronan is a non-executive director and former Chairman of Tesco Mobile, Telefónica’s highly successful mobile joint venture with Tesco plc.  He is also a non-executive director of the Guardian Media Group (GMG) where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and AVG Technologies, the NYSE listed internet security company.  Ronan serves on the UK Digital Economy Council, The Tech Partnership Industry Board and as a trustee of Step Up to Serve, the UK national youth social action campaign.

Ronan is a fellow and former council member of the Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) and a fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). He was born in Dublin in 1963 and moved to the UK in 1987.

Our Sponsor: Keltie LLP


Keltie is one of the most respected patent and trade mark attorney firms in Europe. It works closely with law firms to assist them and their clients with patent, trade mark and design matters, including securing IP protection and advising on contentious issues and transactional matters.

The firm acts globally across the full range of IP law, in all fields of commerce and technology. Much more than just a filing agency, it also offers IP consulting services to owners and managers of IP, including in-house IP teams and law firms who handle IP portfolios.

Keltie’s virtual firm, K2, is an innovative network of freelance IP professionals supported by Keltie’s top-rank resources. The network gives access to proven achievers in the IP world with decades of high-level experience. They work flexibly on a dispersed but cohesive basis, liaising with each other and with their colleagues in Keltie. This gives K2 a virtual structure but a real backbone.

Keltie is celebrated for its award-winning, visionary approach to looking after its people. Its growth has also been fuelled by a reputation for commercial advice, excellent service and progressive thinking. In a profession that exists to protect creativity, Keltie stands out as one of the world’s most innovative practices.


Places will be limited at this special LBDC event.  It would be great to see you if you were interested in joining us.

To reserve your place, please feel free to drop me a line:

I look forward to hearing from you.



London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York |  San Francsciso

Upcoming Talks

Over the next few months, we will have some wonderful Talks taking place in:

  • London

  • New York

  • Dublin

  • San Francisco



Guest Speaker: Stephen J. Immelt, CEO of Hogan LovellsImmelt_Stephen_Head Shot (2)

More details: Stephen J. Immelt guest speaker at the LBDC 

New York

Guest Speaker: Bjarne P. TellmannSenior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson PLC

Bjarne P. Tellmann (Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson Plc)

More details:  Bjarne Tellmann guest speaker at the LBDC

Guest Speaker: Ricardo A. AnzalduaExecutive Vice President & General Counsel of MetLife Inc.

Ricardo A. Anzaldua

More details:  Ricardo Anzaldua guest speaker at the LBDC


Guest Speaker: Louise Phelan, Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, MENA, PayPal

Louise Phelan (Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, PayPal)

More details:  Louise Phelan guest speaker at the LBDC


Guest Speaker:  Matthew Fawcett, Senior VP and General Counsel of NetApp

Matthew Fawcett (senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of NetApp)

More details:  Matthew Fawcett guest speaker at the LBDC (San Fran)


London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York |  San Francsciso

If you are interested, you can see the names (and photos) of our previous LBDC guest speakers.

LONDON:   Previous LBDC Guest Speakers

 DUBLIN:   Previous  LBDC  Guest Speakers

NEW YORK:   Previous  LBDC  Guest Speakers

BOSTON:   Previous  LBDC  Guest Speaker

DUBAI:   Previous  LBDC  Guest Speaker

Colin Carroll


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