The EAB

The EAB comprises five members (a BT Group plc non-executive director and chairman of the EAB; a BT senior manager; and three independent members). 

Phil Hodkinson, Chairman

Phil Hodkinson
Chairman

Phil Hodkinson was appointed to the Board on 1 February 2006. He is chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee and is a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee, the Committee for Sustainable & Responsible Business, and the Pension Scheme Performance Review Group. He is a non-executive director of HM Revenue & Customs, Travelex, Resolution and Business in the Community, and a trustee of Christian Aid and BBC Children in Need. Prior to his retirement in 2007, Phil’s roles included group finance director of HBOS, chairman of Insight Investment and Clerical Medical, and chief executive of Zurich Life and Eagle Star Life. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. 

Stephanie Liston independent

Stephanie Liston is Senior Counsel to Charles Russell's Technology & Communications group. Stephanie is also a non-executive member of the Advisory Board of Orga Systems GmbH (2010 – present). A qualified lawyer in the US and UK, Stephanie served as a Non-Executive Director of the Office of Communications (Ofcom) from 2005 to 2008, a Director of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) from 2000 to 2005 and co-chairman of the Communications Committee of the International Bar Association from 2004-2006. Stephanie co-founded and is a Director of Women in Telecoms and Technology (founded in 2000) and has been a senior partner in a number of leading law firms. Stephanie has advised on strategic regulatory issues, contractual negotiations and commercial transactions for numerous companies in the European and international communications sector since 1990 when she was a senior lawyer for MCI Communications Corporation. Stephanie regularly chairs and speaks at industry conferences and events.


Dr Peter Radley, independentDr Peter Radley
independent

Dr Peter Radley is the Chair of the IEE Communications Sector Panel. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and has been involved in the telecommunications industry since 1965. Between 1991 and 2002 he held positions in Alcatel with global responsibility for technology and marketing and as Chairman and CEO for Alcatel UK. He is a member of the Broadband Stakeholder Group. Since 2002, Peter has been an independent advisor to a number of organisations including the DTI and South East England Development Agency and he has also been chairman of technology start-up companies in the broadband, IP and mobile sectors.

Dr Tim Whitley, BT senior managerDr Tim Whitley
BT senior manager

Dr Tim Whitley: Managing Director of Research and Technology and BT’s Adastral Park research and development facility. He started working for BT in 1981 as an apprentice engineer in North Wales, and has since held roles in areas including optics research, technology consultancy, technical architecture and has served as BT’s Group Strategy Director.

Edward Astle, Independent

Edward has been Pro Rector Enterprise at Imperial College London since 2008. In this role he oversees the university's relationships with industry, and leads business development opportunities in the UK and internationally. Since 2009 he has also been a Non-Executive Director and member of the Risk & Audit Committee of Intertek, the FTSE 100 international testing and inspecting group. Edward was Executive Director of National Grid plc from 2001 to 2008, responsible for their telecommunications-related businesses (most notably wireless infrastructure) as part of the Non-Regulated Business division; non-executive chair of three telecommunications ventures 1999-2001; Managing Director of BICC Communications (and a director of BICC Group) from 1997 to 1999; and an Executive and Regional Director of Cable & Wireless plc from 1989 to 1997. Previously he held senior business strategy positions in the UK and France. He is a Trustee of the Shannon Trust.


EAB Secretary

The EAB is supported by the EAB Secretary, who ensures the EAB meets all of its governance and legal obligations under the Undertakings and supports the EAB Chairman in managing the activities and operations of the EAB. The Secretary is Lucy Williams. 

The EAB signed Terms of Reference as required by the Undertakings.