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Helen Slinger 
BT North West Regional Chair

Helen SlingerHelen Slinger is the Regional Chair for the North West, appointed in January 2018. Helen is the chief executive of BT’s product supply business, which is part of the company’s business and public sector organisation, and leads a 230-strong team. Helen’s career has predominantly been focused on roles within the IT and technology industry, and she sees making the most of digital technologies key to driving future success.

Helen was previously a member of the North West board and now leads the board, directing BT’s activities to ensure the company remains one of the regions’ leading investors and employers. The objective of the board is to put BT at the heart of the local communities it serves, and as the Regional Chair Helen represents the local face of BT. BT is one of the region’s largest private sector investors through its rollout of technologies such as superfast broadband and 4G mobile communications, and the company is committed to going further. Helen has pledged to use the company’s huge expertise and resources to help boost the region’s economy.

Helen is a well-known face in the region having won the Institute of Directors’ North West young Director of the Year award in 2016, as well as being a finalist in the National Women in Business Awards held in Manchester the same year. Helen is on the Board of Governors at Manchester Communication Academy. She has also led fundraising and volunteering activities for two local organisations – The Legacy Rainbow House and Joining Jack. Helen is the daughter of a Lancashire farmer and lives in the rural agricultural community of Hesketh Bank, West Lancashire.

Board members

Steve Henderson
Director, NGA Clients, Midlands

Helen Slinger
CEO, Business and Public Sector

Jayne Coulson
Director, Early Life

Mike Higginson
General Manager, Major Customers - Volume & Growth, Wholesale & Ventures

Gary Stuart
GM, Exchange Engineering Services North 

Tim Fletcher
GM Service Assurance, Service Operations, Wholesale & Ventures

Sarah Walker
Head of Major Corporate Acquisition, BT Business & Public Sector

Andy Sutton
Principal Architect Access Transport, TSO 

Marc McCreadie
Regional Sales Manager, BT Business & Public Sector

Martin Williams
General Manager Proactive Customer Help and Support, BT Business & Public Sector 

Claire Harris
Director of Field Sales, BT Business & Public Sector 

Kieran Charleson
Regional Partnership Director North West, BT Regions

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