BT Appoints Clive Selley as New CEO of Openreach

Clive Selley to be CEO of Openreach

BT has announced the appointment of Clive Selley as the new CEO of Openreach, replacing Joe Garner who is leaving to become CEO of Nationwide Building Society. Clive who is currently CEO of BT Technology, Service and Operations (BT TSO) and Group Chief Information Officer will assume his new role in the first quarter of this year. 

His role as CEO at BT TSO saw Clive managing twelve thousand staff, eight thousand contractors and a multi-billion pound budget. Clive also chairs BT’s cyber security council.

Clive, 54 brings considerable technological and management experience in areas relating to networks, software development, IT and various forms of engineering. He also has an extensive knowledge of regulatory affairs, said BT in a statement. 

Clive Selley, Incoming CEO, Openreach
The huge investment it has made over the past decade has made the UK a broadband leader, and we need to build on those foundations by deploying fibre to further communities and by rolling out ultrafast broadband. 

Carlo Alloni, EVP Technology and Group CTIO, Cable & Wireless Communications
Gavin Patterson, BT Group CEO Clive is a hugely talented individual and I am delighted he has agreed to lead Openreach. He has an unrivalled knowledge of networks and engineering and is ideally suited to take the UK from a superfast nation to an ultrafast one.

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