BT Appoints New Chairman

BT Group announced the appointment of Adam Crozier as its new chairman. He is set to take over from Jan du Plessis from 1 December.

The group detailed plans for Crozier to join its board as an independent non-executive director and chairman designate from the start of November, before taking on the role a month later. Du Plessis’ departure was announced in March and he will retire from the BT board after being succeeded by Crozier.

On taking on chairmanship of BT, Crozier will step down from the same role at fashion retailer Asos and relinquish a position as non-executive director of Sony. It appears he will retain positions as chairman of restaurant business Whitbread  and research company Kantar.

BT explained Crozier’s experience as a chairman with significant operational and transformation experience in public and private businesses across a range of industries made him an excellent candidate. Earlier in his career and for more than 20 years he was a CEO across four different sectors, most recently TV broadcaster ITV. Crozier stated it was an honour to replace du Plessis. “BT is a hugely important company, with a critical role to play in building the digital networks and services to support the UK’s future.”

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