BT Ireland appoints new Chief Information Officer

Belfast, Tuesday, October 7, 2014: BT today announced that Paul Wright has been appointed to the new role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) for its all-island operation.

Paul, originally from Dublin, joins BT from NYSE Technologies where he was Global Head of Technology Engineering and site head for the NYSE Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland. Following the acquisition of the New York Stock Exchange by the InterContinental Exchange, Paul was a member of the executive leadership team that spearheaded the divestiture and separation of the NYSE Technologies portfolio.

Prior to joining NYSE Technologies, Paul held a number of senior business facing technology roles across Centres of Excellence with Citigroup, Prudential and Bear Stearns.

Paul, a senior technology leader with significant exposure in both managing and supporting technology in the Capital Markets industry, brings with him a wealth of engagement in all phases of technology and solutions delivery, from business strategy through technical architecture, implementation and on-going support.

Paul has a proven track record in building and leading global technology programmes and re-engineering initiatives and projects to meet the changing needs of the business. Paul takes up his new role with BT in November, 2014.

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications and IT services on the island of Ireland, with reported revenues of £661.6m million for the year ending 31st March 2014. For further information, visit www.btireland.com