BT People Moves

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    Latest BT people moves: new chief at BT Defence

    2021-11-15T14:58:00Z

    Cole takes reins from retiring Boyle at BT Enterprise’s Defence division. Architecture directors named at BT Digital. EE’s Bennett joins host of former BT execs at challenger Freshwave. Shuter’s innovation and investment arm Division X makes two senior changes.

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    BT’s new function to commercialise network assets

    2021-10-29T15:05:00Z

    Recently‑formed BT Networks seeks new revenue streams, with initiative led by finance and procurement veteran Paul Crouch. One of many efforts to identify commercial opportunities from existing assets and infrastructure as competition hots up.

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    EE–Three network sharing JV MBNL confirms King as MD

    2021-10-20T08:02:00Z

    Gervase King coronated as MD at MBNL. Permanent appointment fills gap left by Pat Coxen, who moved to BT Consumer last year.

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    Latest BT people moves: BT Digital firms up Consumer and Operations leadership

    2021-10-14T08:39:00Z

    Thomas Duecke pivots from Global and Kevin Lee moves from eBay to join BT Digital’s top‑table. BT Sourced lures Fulden Sener to new Dublin offices, while Carmel McInally’s exit leaves a vacant IT Procurement post. Enterprise finance leadership changes.

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    Openreach names new fibre delivery guy

    2021-10-12T13:09:00Z

    Change at top of Fibre & Network Delivery unit as Matthew Hemmings comes in for Kevin Murphy. Internal hire sees Hemmings take lead of team focused on expanding Openreach’s UK‑wide fibre network.

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    BT Sourced adds transformation lead

    2021-09-15T11:34:00Z

    Former Allianz buying head appointed Director, Procurement Transformation.

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    BT people moves: Openreach appoints new Northern Ireland boss

    2021-09-01T10:40:00Z

    Garret Kavanagh named Director, Northern Ireland after Openreach pledges investment and team expansion in the country. Regional changes in England and Wales see Liz Needleman add Midlands to her North of England brief. Former Enterprise CFO Graham Ritchie takes CEO spot at consultancy Ricardo.

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    BT confirms Crozier as ‘turnaround’ chair

    2021-08-17T12:02:00Z

    Former ITV CEO unanimously picked to replace Jan du Plessis, with BT highlighting his experience in changing the fortunes of struggling public and private businesses. Digital evolution and a return to growth highlighted as key priorities for Crozier‑era BT.

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    BT targets serial moderniser to back Jansen transformation

    2021-08-09T15:50:00Z

    Strong media rumours emerged identifying former Royal Mail Chief Executive Adam Crozier as the likely Chairman-successor to du Plessis, reflecting continued pressure on BT to accelerate restructuring. Crozier would come with little direct digital background, but considerable experience of shaking up venerable institutions, and with recent experience linked to ...

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    BT people moves: procurement revamp sees high profile exits

    2021-08-02T15:41:00Z

    Changes for BT’s procurement leads past and present as Joshi and Lord make tracks. Maniar named CEO at now-wholly‑owned converged offering OnePhone. BT’s Enterprise operation on the Iberian peninsula readies for high‑profile changes, with CEO Ronda on the way out. Altnet challengers draw former BT and Openreach talent.

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    BT people moves: high‑flying Finance swaps

    2021-07-08T13:54:00Z

    Brenchley, Lockwood, and Smith pivot in executive finance positions across Group entities. O’Flaherty settled into permanent CIO posting, leaving interim MD, IT role vacant at BT Digital.

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    BT people moves: BT Sourced adds procurement expertise

    2021-06-22T09:29:00Z

    Rogers’ Barberis joins BT’s Dublin buying function as B2B VP. Openreach names new leads for partner management and fibre build as FTTP targets grow. BT Global Director Ladha heads for the door. HR rotations at Group and Enterprise.

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    Fairhead added to BT Chair candidate list — report

    2021-06-01T11:33:00Z

    Former International Trade Minister and HSBC Chair Rona Fairhead has emerged as a contender to replace the outgoing Jan du Plessis. Shortlist-creation reportedly still in its early stages.

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    BT people moves: new Director of Healthcare to lead NHS drive

    2021-05-25T08:39:00Z

    Sultan Mahmud brought in to lead on NHS partnership and estate digitalisation, drawing on experience as innovation guru in NHS Trusts. Strategy Transformation team appointments at Consumer. Ex‑Vodafone exec appointed Group Treasury Director.

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    Inglis out as BT continues Board refresh

    2021-05-11T13:08:00Z

    Another Board change as Mike Inglis, six‑year Non‑Executive Director, readies for his departure later this year. Sara Weller to (partly) fill his shoes on committees.

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    Ex-BT CTIO Karonis takes Capgemini, DTCP roles

    2021-04-30T09:38:00Z

    Telco veteran Fotis Karonis joins Capgemini as 5G Edge EVP, making the most of past operator ties. Deutsche Telekom venturing vehicle DTCP also adds his name to Senior Advisory Council.

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    BT people moves: strategic appointments in health and banking

    2021-04-26T13:08:00Z

    BT continues its effort to grow into the healthcare industry with accounts leaders named at Enterprise. Unilever CISO joins Group as cybersecurity VP. BT Global’s Rycx targets Simplify programme expansion for MNCs. Board changes at soon‑to‑be subsumed OnePhone.

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    Openreach’s Milligan on importance of rural fibre

    2021-04-20T11:18:00Z

    Openreach executive sees fibre deployment as key to reversing rural to urban migration . Building broadband is not enough: more education is required to ensure higher take‑up . Need to ‘ join the dots ’ to ensure infrastructure and economic programmes are properly implemented .

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    BT people moves: Karonis replacement named at Enterprise

    2021-04-07T15:31:00Z

    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

    2021-03-29T11:03:00Z

    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.