Monday, January 13, 2014

BT Names New CEO of Openreach

BT name Joe Garner to be the new CEO of Openreach, replacing Liv Garfield, who is leaving to become CEO of Severn Trent.

Garner worked for many years at HSBC, Dixons and Procter & Gamble. His most recent role was at HSBC where, as head of the UK Bank.

BT cited Garner significant experience of working in a strictly regulated industry and of dealing with regulators, not least through his role as Chairman of the Financial Services Authority’s Practitioner Panel. Openreach is one of the most heavily regulated businesses in the UK, providing all communications providers with equal access to BT’s network and operating at arm’s length from the rest of the BT Group.