Board of directors
and Operating Committee
Board of directors
Sir Christopher Bland Chairmand,e,f
Sir Christopher Bland
was appointed to the Board as Chairman on 1 May 2001. He chairs the Nominating
and Community Support committees.
was chairman of the BBC Board of Governors from 1 April 1996 until 30 September
2001. From 1972 to 1979, Sir Christopher was deputy chairman of the Independent
Broadcasting Authority and chairman of its Complaints Review Board. In 1982, he
became a non-executive director of LWT Holdings and was chairman from 1983 to
1994, when LWT was acquired by Granada Group. From December 1994 to May 2000,
he was chairman of NFC. From 1977 to 1985, he was chairman of Sir Joseph
Causton & Sons.
Christopher, who was chairman of the Hammersmith and Queen Charlotteís
Hospitals Special Health Authority from 1982 to 1994 and of Hammersmith
Hospitalís NHS Trust from 1994 to February 1997, was knighted for his work in
the NHS in 1993. He was chairman of the Private Finance Panel from 1995 to 1996
and a member of the Prime Ministerís Advisory Panel on the Citizenís Charter.
He is senior adviser at Warburg Pincus and chairman of the Royal Shakespeare
Company. Aged 65.
Ben Verwaayen Chief
Ben Verwaayen was
appointed to the Board on 14 January 2002 and became Chief Executive on 1
February 2002. He chairs the Operating Committee.
Verwaayen was formerly vice chairman of the management board of Lucent
Technologies in the USA from October 1999. He joined Lucent in September 1997
as executive vice president international and became chief operating officer
the following month. Prior to joining Lucent, Ben Verwaayen worked for KPN in
the Netherlands for nine years as president and managing director of its
telecoms subsidiary, PTT Telecom. From 1975 to 1988, he worked for ITT in
Europe. A Dutch national, he is aged 52.
Group Finance Directora,f
Ian Livingston was
appointed Group Finance Director in April 2002. He was formerly group finance
director of Dixons Group from 1997. He joined Dixons in 1991 after working for
3i Group and Bank of America International. His experience at Dixons spanned a
number of operational and financial roles, both in the UK and overseas. He was
also a director of Freeserve from its inception. He is a Chartered Accountant.
He is a non-executive director of Hilton Group. Aged 39.
Chief Executive, BT Retaila
Pierre Danon was appointed to the Board on 19 November 2001. He joined BT
as Chief Executive of BT Retail in October 2000 and was a member of the former
Executive Committee. From 1981 to 2000, he worked for Rank Xerox (which became
Xerox in 1997), latterly as president of Xerox Europe. He was a senior vice
president of Xerox Corporation since
1997. He is a non-executive director of Emap. A French national, he is aged 48.
Chief Executive, BT Global Servicesa
Andy Green was appointed to the Board on 19 November 2001. He was appointed as Chief Executive of BT Global Services in October 2001. Since
joining BT in 1986, he has held a number of positions, including Chief
Executive of BT Openworld and Group Director of Strategy and Development. Andy Green was a member of the former Executive Committee from February 1995. Aged 48.
Dr Paul Reynolds
Chief Executive, BT Wholesalea
Paul Reynolds was appointed to the Board on 19 November 2001. In April
2000, he was appointed to the former Executive Committee as Chief Executive of
BT Wholesale. He joined BT from the companyís predecessor corporation, which he
joined in 1983, and has held a number of roles, including Director of the
Office of the Chairman, Director of Multimedia and, from 1999, Managing
Director of Networks and Information Services. He will become a non-executive
director of E-Access (a Japanese corporation), in June 2004. Aged 47.
Brendish was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2002. He is non-executive
chairman of Beacon Investment Fund and a non-executive director of Elexon and
Herald Investment Trust. He is also a trustee of Economist Newspapers and the
Foundation for Liver Research and a council member of City University of
London. Prior to his retirement in May 2001, Clayton Brendish was executive
deputy chairman of CMG having joined the board when it acquired Admiral.
Clayton Brendish was co-founder and executive chairman of Admiral, incorporated
in 1979. He also acted as an advisor to the Government on the efficiency of the
Civil Service, working as an advisor to the Chancellor of the Duchy of
Lancaster and the Office of Public Services on their respective Next Steps
Agencies. Aged 57.
Sir Anthony Greener
Louis R Hughesb,c
Sir Anthony Greener was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2000. He was
appointed Joint Deputy Chairman and chairman of the Audit Committee on 1
January 2001. He is the senior independent director. He became Deputy Chairman
and chairman of the Remuneration
Committee on 18 July
Anthony is chairman of University for Industry (learndirect) and the
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and a non-executive director of Robert
Mondavi Corporation. He was formerly chairman of Diageo. Prior to the merger of
Guinness and Grand Metropolitan, he was chairman and chief executive of
Guinness, having been chief executive of Guinness since 1992. Aged 63.
joined the Board on 1 January 2000. He is non-executive chairman of Maxager
Technology Inc. (USA). He was formerly president and chief operating officer of
Lockheed Martin Corporation and previously executive vice president of General
Hughes is a non-executive director of AB Electrolux (Sweden) and Sulzer AG and
ABB Limited (both Switzerland). From 1993 to 2000, he was a member of the
supervisory board of Deutsche Bank. A US national, he is aged 55.
Rt Hon Baroness Jay of Paddington PCc,e
Baroness (Margaret) Jay was appointed to the Board
on 14 January 2002. She was formerly Lord Privy Seal, Leader of the House of
Lords and Minister for Women. Previously, she was Minister of State at the
Department of Health.
Jay is a non-executive director of Independent News & Media and has held
non-executive positions with Scottish Power, Carlton Television and LBC.
Currently chairman of the Overseas Development Institute, she has been a member
of the Central Research and Development Committee for the NHS, was a founding
director of the National AIDS trust, a governor of South Bank University and a
member of the Meteorological Office Council. Aged 64.
John Nelson was
appointed to the Board on 14 January 2002. A Chartered Accountant, he retired
as chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston Europe (CSFB) on 31 January 2002. He
was a member of the executive board and chairman of the European executive
committee of CSFB.
to joining CSFB in January 1999, John Nelson spent 13 years with Lazard
Brothers. He was appointed vice chairman of Lazard Brothers in 1990. He was
also a chairman of Lazard S.p.A. in Italy and a managing director of Lazard
Freres, New York.
was a non-executive director of Woolwich until it was taken over by Barclays
Bank in 2000. He is deputy chairman of Kingfisher and a non-executive director
of Hammerson. Aged 56.
Carl Symon was appointed to the Board
on 14 January 2002. He retired from IBM in May 2001 after a 32-year career,
during which he held senior executive positions in the USA, Canada, Latin
America, Asia and Europe, including chairman and chief executive officer of IBM
Symon is chairman of a number of private companies and a non-executive director
of Rolls-Royce and Rexam. A US national, he is aged 58.
van den Berghb,c,d,f
Maarten van den
Bergh was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2000. He chairs the Pension
Scheme Performance Review Group. He is chairman of Lloyds TSB Group and a
non-executive director of Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and British Airways.
his retirement in July 2000, Maarten van den Bergh was president of the Royal
Dutch Petroleum Company and vice chairman of its committee of managing
directors from July 1998, having been appointed a managing director of the
Royal Dutch Shell Group of companies in July 1992. A Dutch national, he is aged
Group Finance Director
Chief Executive, BT Retail
Chief Executive, BT Global
Executive, BT Wholesale
joined BT from the companyís predecessor corporation, which she joined in 1981.
She was appointed a member of the former Executive Committee in December 2000.
Ritchie was appointed Chief Broadband Officer in November 2002 and she directs
BTís policy on broadband developments across the whole of BT ensuring a
co-ordinated approach to the delivery of high quality broadband services to
residential and business customers. Alison Ritchie was formerly Chief
Executive, BT Openworld. Before joining BT Openworld, she was BTís
Restructuring Project Director, co-ordinating the project teams working on the
financial, organisational and managerial restructuring of BT. She is a member
of the board of the British Quality Foundation and a non-executive director of
Roffey Park Institute. Aged 43.
Larry Stone, formerly Corporate Governance Director from 1
June 2000, was appointed Company Secretary on 27 March 2002. He previously held
external relations and regulatory roles with BT in Tokyo and Brussels and with
BT Cellnet (now O2 UK). He is a trustee of the BT Pension Scheme, a
member of the executive committee of the British Quality Foundation and a
director of ProShare. Aged 46.
to membership of principal Board committees:
Scheme Performance Review Group
non-executive directors are considered independent of the management of the