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Sir Christopher Bland
D* E* F

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 Granada Group. A former chairman of an NHS hospital trust. Aged 67.
Other appointments: a senior adviser at Warburg Pincus and chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Ben Verwaayen
A*
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. Created an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau in April 2006. Aged 54.
Other appointments: non-executive director of UPS.
Andy Green
A

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 50.
Other appointments: board member of e-skills UK and a non-executive director NAVTEQ Corporation (a US Corporation).
Hanif Lalani
A F
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 (BT’s subsidiary in the Republic of Ireland). Aged 44.
Ian Livingston
A
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 41.
Other appointments: non-executive director of Ladbrokes.
Paul Reynolds
A
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 49.
Other appointments: non-executive director of E-Access (a Japanese corporation).
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Sir Anthony Greener
B* C* D
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 65.
Other appointments: chairman of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and sits on the board of United Learning Trust.
Matti Alahuhta
C
Matti Alahuhta
A Finnish national, appointed to the Board on 1 February 2006. President of Kone Corporation since January 2005 and a director since 2003. Formerly president, Nokia Mobile Phones and president, Nokia Telecommunications. Aged 53.
Other appointments: foundation board chairman of International Institute of Management Development and chairman of Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation.
Maarten van den Bergh
B C D F*
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 and a former chairman of Lloyds TSB Group. Aged 64. Other appointments: chairman of Akzo Nobel Supervisory Board; non-executive director of British Airways and Royal Dutch Shell.
Clayton Brendish
B E
Clayton Brendish
Appointed to the Board on 1 September 2002. Retired in 2001 as executive deputy chairman of CMG. Aged 59.
Other appointments: non-executive director and external chairman of Meteorological Office Board; non-executive chairman of Anite, Close Beacon Investment Fund and Echo Research Ltd; non-executive director of Herald Investment Trust; trustee of Economist Newspapers and Foundation for Liver Research.
Phil Hodkinson
B E
Phil Hodkinson
Appointed to the Board on 1 February 2006. Group finance director of HBOS and chairman of Insight Investment. A Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, he was formerly chairman of Clerical Medical Investment Group and Halifax Financial Services. Aged 48.
Other appointments: non-executive director of Business in the Community and chairman of HBOS Foundation.
The Rt. Hon. Baroness Jay of Paddington PC
C E
The Rt. Hon. Baroness Jay of Paddington PC
Appointed to the Board on 14 January 2002. Formerly Lord Privy Seal, Leader of the House of Lords and Minister for Women, and Minister of State at the Department of Health. Aged 66.
Other appointments: chairman of the Overseas Development Institute, and non-executive director of Independent News & Media and a member of its International Advisory Board.
John Nelson
B D F
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 58.
Other appointments: chairman of Hammerson, deputy chairman of Kingfisher and a senior adviser to Charterhouse Capital Partners.
Carl G Symon
B C G*
Carl G Symon
A US national, appointed to the Board on 14 January 2002. Formerly chairman and chief executive officer of IBM UK. Aged 60.
Other appointments: chairman of HMV Group and a number of private companies; non-executive director of Rolls-Royce and Rexam.
       
  Key to membership of Board committees  
  A Operating  
  B Audit  
  C Remuneration  
  D Nominating  
  E Community Support  
  F Pension Scheme Performance Review Group  
  G Equality of Access Board  
  * Chairs committee  
       

 

 

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