Nicholas Jonathan Read (born 1964) is a British businessman, and the CEO of Vodafone Group.
He earned a degree in accounting and finance from Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University) in 1986. He is a Certified Management Accountant.
He worked for United Business Media Plc and Federal Express Worldwide, rising to chief financial officer for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.
He joined Vodafone UK in 2001 as the finance director. On 1 May 2006, he became chief executive of Vodafone UK, when Arun Sarin was the chief executive of Vodafone.
In 2014, Read became the chief financial officer of Vodafone and joined the company's board.
In May 2018, Vittorio Colao announced that he would step down as Vodafone CEO, effective October 2018, and that he would be succeeded by Read, the finance director.