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Photo of Sir Chrisopher Bland Sir Christopher Bland Chairmand*e*f
Appointed to the Board as Chairman on 1 May 2001. Chairman of the BBC from 1996 to 2001. Appointed a non-executive director of LWT Holdings in 1982 and chairman from 1983 to 1994, when LWT was acquired by Granada Group. A former chairman of an NHS hospital trust. Aged 68.
      Other appointments: a senior advisor at Warburg Pincus and chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Photo of Ben Verwaayen Ben Verwaayen Chief Executivea*
A Dutch national, appointed to the Board on 14 January 2002 and Chief Executive on 1 February 2002. Formerly vice chairman of the management board of Lucent Technologies in the USA from October 1999. Created an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau in April 2006and appointed a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in June 2006. Aged 55.
      Other appointments: non-executive director of UPS.
Photo of François Barrault François Barrault Chief Executive, BT Global Servicesa
A French national, appointed to the Board as Chief Executive, BT Global Services on 24 April 2007. Previously, held the office of President BT International, BT Global Services, and was formerly president, Lucent Technologies. Aged 46.
      Other appointments: non-executive director of eServGlobal (an Australian corporation).
Photo of Andy Green Andy Green Chief Executive,Group Strategy and Operationsa
Appointed to the Board on 19 November 2001. Held a number of senior positions in BT, including Chief Executive, BT Global Services and Chief Executive BT Openworld, and Group Director of Strategy and Development. Aged 51.
      Other appointments: board member of e-skills UK and ABESU (a charity) and a non-executive director of NAVTEQ Corporation (a US corporation).
Photo of Hanif Lalani Hanif Lalani Group Finance Directora f
Appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director on 7 February 2005. A Chartered Management Accountant, he was formerly Chief Financial Officer for BT Wholesale. Joined BT in 1983 and held a number of positions including Chief Executive BT Northern Ireland and chairman OCEAN Communications (BT’s subsidiary in the Republic of Ireland). Aged 45.
Photo of Ian Livingston Ian Livingston Chief Executive, BT Retaila
Appointed Chief Executive, BT Retail on 7 February 2005. A Chartered Accountant, he was Group Finance Director from April 2002. Formerly group finance director of Dixons Group, a non-executive director of Ladbrokes (formerly Hilton Group) and also a director of Freeserve from its inception. Aged 42.
Photo of Dr Paul Reynolds Dr Paul Reynolds Chief Executive, BT Wholesalea
Appointed to the Board on 19 November 2001. Held a number of senior positions in BT, including Director of Multimedia and Managing Director of Networks and Information Services. Aged 50.
     Other appointments: non-executive director of E-Access (a Japanese corporation).


Photo of Maarten van den Bergh Maarten van den Bergh Deputy Chairmanb c*d f*
A Dutch national, appointed to the Board on 1 September 2000. He was appointed Deputy Chairman on 1 October 2006. He chairs the Remuneration Committee and the Pension Scheme Performance Review Group. He is the senior independent director. Retired in 2000 as president of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and vice chairman of its committee of managing directors. He is a former chairman of Lloyds TSB Group. Aged 65.
Other appointments: chairman of Akzo Nobel Supervisory Board; non-executive director of British Airways and Royal Dutch Shell.
Photo of Matti Alahuhta Matti Alahuhtac
A Finnish national, appointed to the Board on 1 February 2006. President of Kone Corporation since January 2005; President and CEO since 2006 and a director since 2003. Formerly president, Nokia mobile phones and president Nokia telecommunications. Aged 54.
      Other appointments: foundation board chairman of International Institute of Management Development (IMD) and chairman of Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation.
Photo of Clayton Brendish Clayton Brendishb e
Appointed to the Board on 1 September 2002. Retired in 2001 as executive deputy chairman of CMG. Aged 60.
      Other appointments: non-executive chairman of Anite, Close Beacon Investment Fund and Echo Research Ltd; non-executive director of Herald Investment Trust; trustee of Economist Newspapers and Foundation for Liver Research.
Photo of Phil Hodkinson Phil Hodkinson b*d e
Appointed to the Board on 1 February 2006. He was appointed chairman of the Audit Committee on 1 October 2006. Group finance director of HBOS. A Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, he was formerly chairman of Insight Investment, Clerical Medical Investment Group and Halifax Financial Services. Aged 49.
     Other appointments: non-executive director of Business in the Community and chairman of HBOS Foundation.
Photo of The Rt Hon Baroness Jay of Paddington PC The Rt Hon Baroness Jay of Paddington PCc e
Appointed to the Board on 14 January 2002. Formerly Lord Privy Seal, Leader of the House of Lords and Minister for Women, and Minister of State at the Department of Health. Aged 67.
      Other appointments: chairman of the Overseas Development Institute, and non-executive director of Independent News & Media and a member of its International Advisory Board.
Photo of Deborah Lathen Deborah Lathenc
A US national, appointed to the Board on 1 February 2007. A US attorney, president of Lathen Consulting. Formerly chief of the Cable Services Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. She was previously director of national consumer affairs and managing counsel at Nissan Motor Corporation USA, and prior to that, held legal positions at TRW Financial Systems and at the Quaker Oats Company. Aged 54.
John Nelson John Nelsonb d f
A Chartered Accountant, appointed to the Board on 14 January 2002. Retired as chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston Europe (CSFB) on 31 January 2002. Prior to joining CSFB in January 1999, he was vice chairman of Lazard Brothers from 1990. Aged 59.
      Other appointments: chairman of Hammerson, deputy chairman of Kingfisher, a member of the Board of English National Opera and a senior advisor to Charterhouse Capital Partners.
Photo of Carl G Symon Carl G Symonb c g*
A US national, appointed to the Board on 14 January 2002. Formerly chairman and chief executive officer of IBM UK. Aged 61.
      Other appointments: chairman of HMV Group and Clearswift Systems; non-executive director of Rolls-Royce and Rexam, and an advisory board member of Cross Atlantic Capital Partners.
  Key to membership of Board committees    
  a Operating e Community Support
  b Audit f Pension Scheme Performance Review Group
  c Remuneration g Equality of Access Board
  d Nominating * Chairs committee

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