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David Green moves back to Big Mobile CEO role as Graham Christie departs

David Green has returned to the role of CEO of Big Mobile just a year after vacating the seat, with his successor Graham Christie leaving the company amid a reshuffle.

Green took on the role of executive chairman almost exactly a year ago with his co-founder Christie taking the CEO job, having spent seven years as commercial director for the mobile agency and exchange.

Green: returning as CEO

Green: returning as CEO

In a statement, Christie said: “Eight years is a long time in any business and now is the right time to leave for me to focus my attention elsewhere.

“The changing relationship between people and the brands they choose, and subsequently how businesses adapt, continues to really motivate me, so I’m not going far.”

"Eight years is a long time in any business": Christie

“Eight years is a long time in any business”: Christie

In last year’s announcement the group said it was focusing on growth in the Asia Pacific region, something Green echoed in today’s statement.

“We have a great business with a fantastic management team to drive Big Mobile into Asia,” he said. “We have an exciting plan for the next 12 months and see plenty of growth opportunity both here and overseas. Graham has made a tremendous contribution to Big Mobile over the years and been instrumental in helping us get to where we are today and we wish him every success for the future.”

As part of the management changes chief financial officer Richard Leifer, who stepped back to an executive director role at the same time as Green, has been handed the new role of head of people experience.

That role is “responsible for work culture as well as ensuring a positive and enjoyable work environment for all employees” according to a Big Mobile spokesperson.

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