As first reported by TVBEurope earlier this month, BT has confirmed the appointment of former ITV CEO Adam Crozier as its new chairman.
He will officially join the company on 1st November to work alongside outgoing chair Jan du Plessis for a month, before officially taking over the role on 1st December.
As part of his appointment, Crozier will step down as a non-executive director of Sony Corporation with effect from 31st December 2021.
Speaking about his appointment, Crozier said: “It is an honour to join the Board of BT and to succeed Jan as chair. 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. I look forward to working with the Board, Philip and his executive team to create value for all our stakeholders.”
BT’s chief executive Philip Jansen added: “I would like to thank Jan for his leadership over the last four years. He has overseen the achievement of significant milestones and the recent improvement in BT’s fortunes and his careful stewardship has left the business in a better, stronger position. On behalf of the Executive Committee and all our colleagues, I would like to wish him well for the future. I am delighted to welcome Adam to BT and I really look forward to working with him as we target returning BT to consistent growth.”