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Simon Yellowley
BT Regional Chair, North East

Simon Yellowley

Simon Yellowley is the Regional Chair for the North East, appointed in October 2017. Simon heads up BT’s public sector business in the North of England.

Simon has worked at BT for 20 years, before which he spent 8 years working in the Public Sector. He leads a team of 20 with a strategic focus on building local relationships with customers in the North of England, such as local authorities, local NHS organisations, universities and housing association. His focus is on helping customers to connect, collaborate, integrate and transform citizen, patient, tenant and student services.

Simon has been a member of the North East Board for ten years and is committed to supporting the region in its ambitions, ensuring BT plays a major role in its future success as an investor, innovator and major employer. Simon recognises the huge potential of the North East and that maximising the benefits of superfast broadband and mobile technologies will be key to driving its future economic growth and success.

As the Regional Chair, Simon represents the local face of BT, protecting and enhancing BT’s reputation by helping key opinion formers appreciate BT’s strategic goals and provide thought leadership for regional communities acting as a driver for regional development and growth. The role is at the forefront of communicating and representing BT in critical areas of the business such as the development of the Digital Economy, our partnering work on Next Generation Access and our broader BT brand supporting activities.

Board members

Angela Howey, Deputy Chair
Head of Consumer Operations, EE  

Chris Millman
BT DWP Programme Client Delivery Director, Global Services

Rob Williams
General Manager, Procurement - Utilities, Power & Cooling

Derek Richardson
Programme Director, BDUK North East  

Phil Fothergill
Programme Director - Operational Readiness, Managed Services, Wholesale & Ventures

Rachel Hancock 
GM, Sales and Retention, Group 

Catherine Wright
Regional Director: North, Business and Public Sector 

Nikki Marek
General Manager DI Strategy, Spares & Business Management, Technology Service & Operations 

Samantha Campion
Client Business Development Director, Global Services 

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