BT People Moves

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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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    Latest 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.

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    BT movers: ex-CEOs pick sides on China and Hicks heads to Facebook


    External Innovation VP Lydia Hicks sets up shop in Silicon Valley with Facebook; YouView security lead joins BT as Security Director. Former Microsoft Development Director Van Ballaer joins Global. Ex-CEOs Livingston and Bonfield pick up China-related spots.

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    BT strips directorships from treasurer on murder charge


    Quick changes made to company officers for major BT holding companies in the wake of Treasury Manager’s widely reported arrest . Review of Winnister’s responsibilities highlights complexity of BT’s many tiers of subsidiaries, and echoes of losses past still reverberating .

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    Former BT leaders split across UK-China divide


    Ex‑BT CEO Ian Livingston expected to foster support for challenger vendors as UK transitions from reliance on Huawei equipment. Predecessor Sir Peter Bonfield charged with smoothing relationships between government and Chinese‑funded chipmaker Imagination Technologies. Ex-Chairman Rake has been under fire as Huawei-apologist.

  • Michael Sherman

    Ocado delivers new opportunities for BT’s Sherman


    Strategy chief’s non‑exec position with a leading light in e-commerce platform development fits with his declared goal of reimagining BT’s operations.

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    BT job was “brutal” says ex-CEO Patterson


    Former CEO claims he did not feel criticism towards end of BT tenure. Prefers ‘can‑do’ mindset of Silicon Valley. BT decision making presented as paper‑based and sluggish by comparison.

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    Key movers at BT: former BT Enterprise CFO Adam Baird takes AR job; McGroarty leaves BT Americas


    Katherine Allen named Head for BT’s Halo. BT Americas’ McGroarty leaves for LexisNexis. Adam Baird of BT Business Solutions, Enterprise, and Ireland joins AR developer Blippar. Ian Ashby gets GM role for Global SOCs.