Executive Committee departure: Cathryn Ross

Cathryn Ross, BT’s Regulatory Affairs Director, has announced she is stepping down to take on a new role outside the Group.

Since joining as Regulatory Affairs Director at the start of 2018, Cathryn has worked closely with the business leadership playing a key role in resetting relations with Ofcom. Most recently she led the Group’s engagement on Ofcom’s Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review, which will set the regulatory framework for fibre build in the UK for the next five years and beyond.

Group Chief Executive Philip Jansen said: “I’d like to offer my thanks to Cathryn for all her efforts in leading our positive and constructive engagement with Ofcom. Cathryn has been a great colleague and I’ve appreciated her support and advice. She has made a fantastic contribution that helps set BT up to build the UK's digital infrastructure for the decades ahead.”

Cathryn Ross said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at BT and am very proud of what we’ve achieved. BT plays a hugely important role in the UK’s economy and society and, with the right regulatory framework in place, I believe the company, and with it the country, will go from strength to strength. I’m very grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to contribute to that.”

Cathryn will stay with BT until the end of May to ensure a smooth transition of her responsibilities.

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BT Group is the UK’s leading telecommunications and network provider and a leading provider of global communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities in the UK include the provision of fixed voice, mobile, broadband and TV (including Sport) and a range of products and services over converged fixed and mobile networks to consumer, business and public sector customers. For its global customers, BT provides managed services, security and network and IT infrastructure services to support their operations all over the world. BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Openreach, which provides access network services to over 650 communications provider customers who sell phone, broadband and Ethernet services to homes and businesses across the UK.

For the year ended 31 March 2020, BT Group’s reported revenue was £22,905m with reported profit before taxation of £2,353m.

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