Aug 17, 2021

Former ITV boss Adam Crozier appointed new chairman of BT

The former boss of Royal Mail, ITV and the Football Association, Adam Crozier, is to become the new chairman of BT.Mr Crozier will succeed retiring chairman Jan du Plessis and will join the telecoms giant's board in November, the company announced. Mr Crozier also joins Britain's biggest broadband and mobile provider at a time when there is a degree of uncertainty over the future of its sports arm. Mr Crozier has worked across several different industries. Prior to Royal Mail he was the boss of the Football Association between 2000 and 2002 and joint chief executive of Saatchi & Saatchi from 1995 to 2000.Mr Crozier said it was an "Honour" to join BT, adding it was "a hugely important company, with a critical role to play in building the digital networks and services to support the UK's future". Mr Crozier will remain chairman of Whitbread, which owns the hotel chain Premier Inn.Iain Conn, BT's senior independent director, said Mr Crozier was the "Unanimous choice" of the board.

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