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The BTCC members

The BTCC comprises five members (three BT Group plc non-executive independent directors and two BT senior managers).

Isabel Hudson
Chair of the BTCC

Isabel Hudson

Isabel joined the BT Group plc Board on 1 November 2014 and is chair of the BT Pensions Committee and the Equality of Access Board. Isabel is also a member of the Nominating & Governance and Remuneration Committees.

Isabel joined the NHBC Board on 1 June 2011 as Deputy Chairman, and was appointed Non-executive Chairman in November 2011. Isabel is currently a non-executive director of RSA Insurance Group plc and is also an ambassador for the disability charity, SCOPE.

Isabel was previously an Executive Director of Prudential’s UK business and Chairman of Prudential International Assurance between 2002 and 2006, and established and served as Chief Executive of specialised pension buyout firm Synesis Life from 2006-2008.

Isabel also held positions as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Eureko from 1999-2002, and was the International Development Director for GE Insurance Holdings Limited from 1996-1999. Further Non-Executive Director positions held have included, Phoenix Group Holdings, Standard Life, MGM Advantage, The Pension Regulator and QBE Insurance Group. 

Mike Inglis
Non-executive director

Mike Inglis

Mike joined the BT Group plc Board on 1 September 2015 and is a member of the Remuneration, Nominating & Governance and Technology Committees.

Mike is non-executive Chairman of Ilika and an independent director at US-based Advanced Micro Devices.

Mike was a director of Pace plc until its sale to Arris in January 2016. Until March 2013, Mike was on the board of ARM Holdings having joined the company in 2002 and held roles including chief commercial officer, EVP and general manager of the processor division.

Prior to joining ARM, Mike worked in management consultancy with AT Kearney and held a number of senior operational and marketing positions with Motorola. Mike is a chartered engineer.

Jasmine Whitbread
Non-executive director

Jasmine Whitbread

Jasmine was appointed to the BT Group plc Board on 19 January 2011. She is chair of the Committee for Sustainable and Responsible Business and a member of the Audit & Risk and Nominating & Governance Committees.

Jasmine joined Save the Children in 2005 and was Chief Executive of Save the Children International from 2010 to December 2015. Jasmine held positions with Oxfam until 2005 and prior to this served as a managing director of Thomson Financial based in the US. She is chief executive of London First and a non-executive director of Standard Chartered plc. A British and Swiss dual national.

Professor Tim Whitley
BT senior manager

Professor Tim WhitleyProfessor Tim Whitley is a BT Distinguished Engineer, is Managing Director Research and Innovation for BT, and Managing Director of BT’s Research & Development Campus at Adastral Park, Suffolk. He is accountable for all aspects of BT’s Global Research and Innovation activities, which include applied research, technology scouting and partnerships with world leading universities. From 2007 to 2011 he was BT Group Strategy Director. Tim is a Policy Fellow with the Centre for Science & Policy, University of Cambridge and is a Board member for the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. He is BT visiting Professor with the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex. In December 2016, Tim was appointed as a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) by the UK Government. In March 2018, Tim was elected as a William Pitt Fellow of Pembroke College at Cambridge University.

Cathryn Ross
BT senior manager
(appointed to BTCC on 6 June 2018)

Cathryn RossCathryn is the Group Director of Regulatory Affairs at BT Group. She is responsible for developing and implementing BT’s regulatory strategy across the group, covering regulation in the UK and beyond. Cathryn was formerly chief executive of Ofwat, the independent economic regulator for the water and waste water sector in England and Wales. Cathryn is an experienced regulatory and competition economist and has worked across a number of different sectors advising on economic, regulatory and competition issues. Previously, Cathryn was Executive Director of Markets and Economics at the Office of Rail Regulation (now Office of Rail and Road). She was Executive Director of Markets and Economics at Ofwat between 2008 and 2011. She also served with the Competition Commission (now Competition and Markets Authority), and worked in economic consultancy.