South East

A BT factsheet about the region PDF format [1.45Mb]

David Axam
Regional Director, Hosted Communications

Dave Axam, BT South East Regional DirectorDave Axam is the Regional Director for the South East, having served on the regional board from 2011 where he was an active champion for Surrey. Dave lives in Guildford and has spent his career at BT, joining as an apprentice in 1981.

Dave is an experienced Business Development Director in BT’s Wholesale and Ventures division with accountability for a multi billion pound pipeline of complex managed service opportunities. His work involves consultancy led selling at senior executive level into very large communication provider customers. Dave has had a varied career at BT encompassing operational management, marketing, sales, business development and product management. Widely networked across the communications industry, Dave has an acknowledged extensive understanding of Internet, VoIP, Unified Communications, corporate networking, Next Generation Access and mobile technologies.

Dave is a founding board member of “Surrey Connects” an economic development vehicle for Surrey supporting macro-economic development in this public private initiative for Surrey aligned with Enterprise M3 and C2C LEPs. Dave has worked with Surrey University business school where he mentors on the MBA programme and also assisted in the funding of the 5G research centre.

Dave is married with three children. Joining as a parent governor, he is now Chair of Governors at Ash Manor School. Dave works closely with the team at Ash Manor helping them turn around the school and be a beacon in the community in which Dave has lived all his life. Dave is a former board member of the Royal Lifesaving Society and a former board member of the Internet Telephony Service Provider Association (ITSPA).

Board Members

Ian Martin
Strategy Transformation & Marketing Director, BT Fleet  

David Furniss
Vice President, Business and Public Sector 

Stacey King
Regional Partnership Director, South East, Group  

Liz Williams
Director, Tech Literacy and Education programmes, Group

Steve Rathborne
Director, Partner Channel, SME, Business and Public Sector 


Please note that Giles Ellerton (giles.ellerton@bt.com) covers Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire 

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