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Colin Bannon
BT Regional Chair, West Midlands

Colin BannonColin was appointed as the Regional Chair for the West Midlands in July 2015. Alongside his Regional Chair role, Colin is chief technology officer for BT Wholesale, heading up the team responsible for helping to shape BT’s strategy and predict technology trends and future use. In April 2015, Colin was named as one of the 50 CTOs to watch by Global Telecoms magazine. This recognition highlights Colin’s expertise in designing, deploying and running next generation networks, as well as his background in strategy, architecture, professional services and technology. Although based in the West Midlands, Colin’s work involves regular trips to BT’s research hub at Adastral Park, in Suffolk.

Colin, who is from Leamington Spa and based in Birmingham, has worked for BT for more than 10 years and brings with him a wealth of experience. Colin’s wife, Emma, also works for BT, and they have a six-year-old son. Colin is the vice chairman of the Old Leamingtonians Rugby Club and is a volunteer for Action for Children and Barefoot Computing, an initiative to improve computer and IT literacy in schools.

Board members

Paul Evans
Regional Director, BT Local Business, Midlands Region, Business and Public Sector

Bal Claire
Programme Director, Technology Service & Operations

Colin Bannon
CTO BT Wholesale, Technology Service & Operations 

Henry Brace
Managing Director, BT Fleet

Jo Osborne
HR BT Group

Chris Thompson
Regional Sales Manager - West Midlands, BT Business & Public Sector

Sue Gill
CIO/CTO Ventures, TSO  

Ian Binks
Regional Partnership Director West Midlands, BT Regions

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