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Jan Du Plessis appointed as chairman

Jan du Plessis

Jan du Plessis will succeed Sir Mike Rake as Chairman. Jan, aged 63, is a chartered accountant and is both a British and South African national. Jan is also a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists.

Jan will join the Board as a non-executive director from 1 June 2017 and become Chairman with effect from 1 November 2017 when Sir Mike will retire from BT, following 10 years as Chairman.

Jan has been Chairman of Rio Tinto since 2009 having joined the Board in 2008.