Leadership Change at Sonova UK & Ireland

We are delighted to announce that Jon Billings (MD UK & Ireland) has been promoted to the position of VP Phonak Marketing at our Head Quarters in Switzerland as of 1st August 2019. Since his return in 2017, Jon has successfully led the growth and development of the Sonova UK & Ireland business. During this time he has developed strong partnerships, led change and continued to build the great culture across the organisation. In his new position, Jon will utilise his strong commercial acumen and understanding of the needs of our customers to continue to take the global Sonova organisation from strength to strength.

With this change, we are also pleased to announce that Karen Gallagher (Global Commercial Category Manager), will take over the position of Managing Director Sonova UK & Ireland as of 1st August 2019.

Karen has worked within Sonova since 2006 across various roles including Phonak Marketing Director, Director of Unitron UK & Ireland, Interim Managing Director and most recently working in a global capacity as Global Category Commercial Manager. We are confident that Karen’s experience will bring continuity to our business during this time, and the opportunity to lead the exciting next stage of Sonova UK & Ireland. 

If you have any questions or concerns during this transition process, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jon for his strong contribution to the UK & Ireland business and to wish both Jon and Karen every success in their new roles. 

Best regards,

The Phonak Team