A BT fact sheet about the region [1.45Mb]
BT North West Regional Chair
Helen 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.
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