Annual Review and summary financial statement

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Growth through transformation
Report of operations and financial review
Auditors' statement
Summary financial statement
Summary report on directors' remuneration
Summary directors' report
Corporate governance
Board of directors
Information for shareholders

Board of directors

Sir Christopher Bland

Ben Verwaayen

Dr Paul Reynolds

Andy Green

Sir Christopher Bland
Chairman

Appointed to the Board as Chairman on 1 May 2001. Chairman of the BBC from 1996 to 2001. Appointed a non-executive director of LWT Holdings in 1982 and chairman from 1983 to 1994, when LWT was acquired by the Granada Group. A former chairman of an NHS hospital trust.
Aged 66.
Other appointments: senior adviser at Warburg Pincus and chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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Ben Verwaayen
Chief Executive

A Dutch national, appointed to the Board on 14 January 2002 and Chief Executive on 1 February 2002. Formerly vice chairman of the management board of Lucent Technologies in the USA from October 1999.
Aged 53.
Other appointments: non-executive director of UPS.
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Dr Paul Reynolds
Chief Executive, BT Wholesale

Appointed to the Board on 19 November 2001. Held a number of senior positions in BT, including Director of Multimedia and Managing Director of Networks and Information Services.
Aged 48.
Other appointments: non-executive director of E-Access (a Japanese corporation).
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Andy Green
Chief Executive, BT Global Services

Appointed to the Board on 19 November 2001. Held a number of senior positions in BT, including Chief Executive of BT Openworld and Group Director of Strategy and Development.
Aged 49.
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Ian Livingston

Hanif Lalani

Ian Livingston
Chief Executive, BT Retail

Appointed Chief Executive, BT Retail on 7 February 2005. A Chartered Accountant, he was Group Finance Director from April 2002. Formerly group finance director of Dixons Group and a director of Freeserve from its inception.
Aged 40.
Other appointments: non-executive director of Hilton Group.
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Hanif Lalani
Group Finance Director

Appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director on 7 February 2005. A Chartered Management Accountant, he was formerly Chief Financial Officer for BT Wholesale. Joined BT in 1983 and held a number of positions including Chief Executive BT Northern Ireland and Chairman OCEAN Communications (BTís subsidiary in the Republic of Ireland ). Awarded the OBE in 2003 for services to business in Northern Ireland. Aged 43.
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Non-executive directors

Sir Anthony Greener

Louis R Hughes

Maarten van den Burgh

John Nelson

Sir Anthony Greener
Deputy Chairman

Appointed to the Board on 1 October 2000. He is Deputy Chairman and senior independent director. Chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Formerly chairman of Diageo.
Aged 64.
Other appointments: chairman of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
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Louis R Hughes
A US national, appointed to the Board on 1 January 2000. Non-executive chairman of Maxager Technology Inc. (USA). Previously president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation and executive vice president of General Motors. Aged 56.
Other appointments: 
from 09/04 to 06/05 leading the US Government civil reconstruction effort in Afghanistan. Non-executive director of AB Electrolux (Sweden), Sulzer AG and ABB Ltd (both Switzerland).
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Maarten van den Bergh
A Dutch national, appointed to the Board on 1 September 2000. Retired in 2000 as president of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and vice chairman of its committee of managing directors.
Aged 63.
Other appointments: chairman of Lloyds TSB Group; non-executive director of Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and British Airways and a member of the supervisory  board of Akzo-Nobel.
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John Nelson
A Chartered Accountant, appointed to the Board on 14 January 2002. Retired as chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston Europe (CSFB) on 31 January 2002. Prior to joining CSFB in January 1999, he was vice chairman of Lazard Brothers from 1990.
Aged 57.
Other appointments: deputy chairman of Kingfisher and a non-executive director of Hammerson, of which he will become chairman in September 2005.
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Baroness Jay

Carl G Symon

Clayton Brendish

Carl G Symon
A US national, appointed to the Board on 14 January 2002. Formerly chairman and chief executive officer of IBM UK.
Aged 59.
Other appointments: non-executive director of Rolls-Royce and Rexam; chairman of a number of private companies.
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Clayton Brendish
Appointed to the Board on 1 September 2002. Retired in 2001 as executive deputy chairman of CMG.
Aged 58.
Other appointments: non-executive director and external chairman of Meteorological Office Board; non-executive chairman of Close Beacon Investment Fund and Echo Research Ltd; non-executive director of Elexon and Herald Investment Trust; trustee of Economist Newspapers and Foundation for Liver Research.
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