BT People Moves

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    Latest BT people moves: Karonis replacement named at Enterprise


    Following the launch of BT Digital and BT Networks, Dave Matthews was appointed BT Enterprise CTIO to fill Karonis’ shoes. BT Non‑Executive Director Cheshire takes a Chairman role at Spire Healthcare. BT Global SVP Roger Woodend departs for AWS.

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    Cheshire puts hat in the ring for BT chair job


    Current BT non‑exec seeking to buck the trend and encourage Group to look internally for du Plessis replacement. Cheshire brings considerable experience and strong political links, but may lack the skills needed for future battles.

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    BT Regulatory Affairs lead Cathryn Ross sets sail


    Regulatory Affairs Director and Executive Committee member Ross’s departure announced a week after Ofcom market review job‑done. Set to take newly‑created Strategy Regulatory Affairs role at Thames Water.

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    BT denies right royal dust‑up at the top


    Group moved to issue a denial of Jansen ultimatum as speculation swirls on du Plessis’ surprise departure decision. Two camps emerging, with some discontent at Jansen power moves, but CEO’s position appears safe for now. Beyond rumours and gossip, BT board looks starved of experience needed for ...

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    BT’s HR chief admits bumps in Better Workplace plan


    Pandemic holds up plan to concertina down to 30 regional hubs, although some movement is expected in 2021 . HR Director recognises the need to maintain hybrid working practices even after the pandemic has subsided .

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    Latest BT people moves: Chairman du Plessis steps down from post


    Jan du Plessis relinquishes chairmanship after four years, Ian Cheshire emerges as potential successor. Former Chairman Michael Rake also seeks a change after stepping down from his Huawei UK posting. Sherman understudy Johanna Lim leaves for Amazon.

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    Enterprise CTIO Karonis to exit BT


    Former EE technology boss signs off after decade-long stint spanning mobile operator’s 2016 integration into BT. Exit adds to list of executive changes at Enterprise and within BT’s broader tech and innovation functions.

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    BT people moves: Groth joins Data & AI team


    BT continues Digital refresh: Group Data AI Solutions unit further fills out with Groth joining to lead partnerships. Weston picks up Transformation Performance remit at Global. Chet Patel takes Americas MD spot at Global, with Vanderick holding fort as MD, Commercial. James Lilley to drive ...

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    BT’s Jansen set to add Sharp Shuter to evolving dream team


    BT Enterprise successor Rob Shuter to land at the start of February. Shuter and Chief Digital Innovation Officer Harmeen Mehta fill out Jansen’s A‑Team , leading “ furious ” pursuit of transformation goals. New hires complement other Group rising stars, adding gusto to the Jansen ...

  • Latest BT people moves: network strategy and internal learning changes

    BT people moves: network strategy and internal learning changes


    Lovelock takes internal learning spot to action Blewitt’s ecosystem development. Adrian Joseph adds Direct Line to his portfolio. Sports Rights MD Haworth makes tracks. Former BT fleet CEO takes to Enterprise.

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    BT’s Ainley takes Ericsson UK&I top‑spot


    Former Ventures MD Katherine Ainley will be CEO for the vendor’s UK and Ireland operations from February. BT Ventures dismantlement nears completion. Ainley to lead Ericsson through key 5G rollouts.

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    BT’s sports rights boss Haworth subbed off


    Andy Haworth, BT Sport Rights Commercial Managing Director, is set to take a position away from BT. Departure follows renewal of key rugby rights, but with critical Premier League negotiations on the horizon.

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    Openreach seeks people power to fuel full‑fibre


    BT infrastructure division announces 5,300 new jobs for 2021, although 2,800 of them will be created within subcontractors. Capacity needed to increase weekly rate of full-fibre premises passed from 40,000 to 50,000.

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    BT people moves: IT executives reshuffled


    IT Managing Director Rachel Higham confirmed her departure, leaving a vacancy for the all‑important IT transformation project. Changes to Group’s regional management, including the exit of BT’s England Director and a new Openreach Scotland chair. High‑profile alumni take advisory spots at UK regulators.

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    IT transformation lead Rachel Higham leaves BT


    Higham, Managing Director of IT, leaves a vacancy currently plugged by key lieutenant Mark O’Flaherty. Exec appointed CIO at advertising giant WPP. Self‑styled “ Chief Sherpa ” leaves with substantial transformation work still to be done, despite marked progress.

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    Katie Milligan takes Openreach chair in Scotland


    Milligan, Openreach MD for Customer, Commercial Propositions, to become Chairman of the Scotland Board in 2021. Scottish know‑how tapped for unique regional challenges. 40‑year veteran Brendan Dick to vacate the spot.

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    BT people moves: Consumer gets new Commercial MD; ex-CEO Patterson takes charity post


    Consumer goes shopping at Sainsbury’s for new Commercial boss. Openreach looking to energise data strategy with appointment of new lead. Gavin Patterson takes responsible business chairmanship.

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    BT people moves: former CEOs take roles elsewhere


    Ex‑CEOs at BT Germany, Global Solutions, and Ireland appointed in new positions. Leadership change at ex‑BT Ventures units. New legal roles across the Group.

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    BT people moves: strategy directors rotate


    Anna Crawley takes corporate strategy lead. Openreach regional fibre top‑spots filled.

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    Former BT exec Hanif Lalani stripped of OBE


    Lalani’s last BT role was CEO of BT Global Services. He was fined €1.5m by France’s stock market watchdog in 2012.