BT Global Services creates new UK management board

BT Global Services is to set up a new UK management board and separate units focused on business in the public and private sectors.

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BT Global Services is to set up a new UK management board and separate units focused on business in the public and private sectors.

The UK is the largest market for the IT services firm, which is beefing up its senior management team in a bid to extend and speed up growth. The UK developments are part of a wider shake up that sees a number of new appointments to the management group reporting to BT Global Services chief executive François Barrault.

From 1 July, Tim Smart, president of BT Global Services UK, will be appointed chair of the UK management board, which will be responsible for strategic and operational matters affecting the UK market as a whole. Smart will also continue to head the company’s government and public sector business and BT’s major programmes.

As part of the Global Services top team, he will also lead the firm’s systems integrators sector, take on the HP alliance and continue to manage the customer interface for 21CN, BT's next generation network.

Tom Craig, currently BT’s president for IP networking, will become president, UK Corporates, with a mandate to boost sales and contract delivery of major corporate accounts in the private sector.

François Barrault, said: "The wider organisational changes recently announced by BT Group provide us with the opportunity to build our organisation more effectively around the needs of our customers, and to simplify and accelerate the way we operate.”

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