All Jan du Plessis articles

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    BT people moves: BT Federal fills out

    2022-02-10T10:12:00Z

    Mike Barthlow appointed CEO at BT’s US public sector division, with senior reports changed in parallel. BT’s healthcare focus tightened with a new HealthTech Incubator under Harmeen Mehta’s Digital domain and strategic health programme lead named at Enterprise. Openreach Service Delivery changes as Olly Kunc ships out.

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    Ex-chair du Plessis wants to “move on” from BT exit

    2022-01-04T12:21:00Z

    Jan du Plessis describes BT chairmanship as “not a great time”, but remains confident in Group strategy under CEO Jansen. Unceremonious resignation came amid reports of falling‑out between the pair. Newly knighted du Plessis now teed up for UK audit watchdog role.

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    Ex-BT chair teed up to lead UK audit regulator

    2021-12-22T10:55:00Z

    Business Secretary Kwarteng puts Jan du Plessis forward for appointment to chair the FRC amid governance struggles on the audit watchdog’s “underweight” board. FRC in transition, and requires a chair able to partner with government.

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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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    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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    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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    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.

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    BT denies right royal dust‑up at the top

    2021-03-08T14:03:00Z

    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 people moves: Chairman du Plessis steps down from post

    2021-03-02T09:58:00Z

    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.