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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jan Du Plessis

64 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Philip Jansen

52 2019 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Simon Lowth

56 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Marc Allera

2017 CEO, Consumer

Bas Burger

2017 CEO, Global Services

Gerard McQuade

2018 CEO, Enterprise

Clive Selley

2016 CEO, Openreach

Howard Watson

55 2018 Chief Technology and Information Officer

Rachel Canham

2018 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Sabine Chalmers

54 2018 General Counsel

Alison Wilcox

2015 Human Resources Director

Ed Petter

2016 Corporate Affairs Director

Cathryn Ross

2018 Director of Regulatory Affairs

Michael Sherman

2018 Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer

Timotheus Hottges

55 2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Matthew Key

55 2018 Non-Executive Director

Allison Kirkby

52 2019 Non-Executive Director

Iain Conn

55 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Isabel Hudson

58 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Inglis

58 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Nicholas Rose

61 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Jasmine Whitbread

54 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Lidiard

2017 Group Director Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Jan Du Plessis

Mr. Jan Du Plessis is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Jan has significant experience on the boards of major UK public companies, having served as chairman and non-executive director of various FTSE100 companies across a range of sectors. Jan stepped down as chairman of Rio Tinto in March 2018 having served in that role since 2009. Until October 2016 he was chairman of SABMiller, a role he held since July 2015, having been with the company since 2014. He was also a director and senior independent director of Marks & Spencer from 2008 and 2012 respectively until March 2015.

Philip Jansen

Mr. Philip Jansen is Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company, effective 1 February 2019. Philip joins from Worldpay, the global payments services group, where he will be stepping down as Co-Chief Executive at the end of the year. Philip has been Chief Executive of Worldpay since 2013, leading it through its flotation in 2015, until its combination with Vantiv in 2018 to create a global leader in eCommerce. He has previously been CEO and then Chairman of Brakes Group and has held a variety of senior roles in Sodexo Group, latterly as Chief Operating Officer and CEO, Europe, South Africa and India. Earlier in his career Philip was COO of MyTravel PLC and Managing Director of Telewest Communications PLC's Consumer Division. He started his career with Procter and Gamble.

Simon Lowth

Mr. Simon Jonathan Lowth is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Simon has experience in finance, accounting, risk, corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions. He was CFO and executive director of BG Group before the takeover by Royal Dutch Shell in February 2016. Simon was CFO and an executive director of AstraZeneca from 2007 to 2013, and an executive director of ScottishPower from 2003 to 2007, and was appointed finance director in 2005. Prior to that, Simon was a director of McKinsey & Company.

Marc Allera

Mr. Marc Allera serves as CEO, Consumer of the Company. Marc was formerly chief commercial officer for EE from 2011 to 2015. Before EE, Marc spent ten years at Three UK where he held a number of senior positions, including chief commercial officer and sales and marketing director. Prior to his 16 years’ experience in the mobile industry Marc was GM for Sega UK and Europe.

Bas Burger

Mr. Bas Burger is CEO, Global Services of the Company. Bas was formerly president, BT in the Americas, BT Global Services. Bas joined BT in 2008 as CEO Benelux. Before joining BT, Bas was executive president and a member of the management committee of Getronics NV, where he ran global sales, channels and partnerships, developing the company’s international business. He was also CEO and managing director of KPN Entercom Solutions.

Gerard McQuade

Mr. Gerard McQuade serves as CEO, Enterprise of the Company. Gerry was formerly chief sales and marketing officer at EE responsible for the business, wholesale and product development which he had overseen since the merger in 2010 of Orange and T-Mobile. He joined the board of Orange in January 2008, and prior to Orange he was founding director of Virgin Mobile.

Clive Selley

Mr. Clive Selley serves as CEO, Openreach of the Company. Clive was appointed CEO, Openreach in February 2016. He was formerly CEO, BT Technology, Service & Operations, CEO BT Innovate & Design and before that president, BT Global Services Portfolio & Service Design. He is an ‘invitee’ because the CEO of Openreach cannot be a member of the Executive Committee under the provisions of the Undertakings and Commitments.

Howard Watson

Mr. Howard Watson serves as Chief Technology and Information Officer of the Company. Howard was formerly chief architect and managing director global IT systems and led the technical teams behind the launch of BT Sport in 2013. Howard joined BT in 2011 and has 30 years of telecoms experience having spent time at Telewest (now Virgin Media) and Cartesian, a telecommunications consultancy and software company.

Rachel Canham

Ms. Rachel Canham is General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. Rachel is company secretary & general counsel, governance of BT Group plc. She joined BT in June 2011 as a senior commercial lawyer, becoming chief counsel, mergers & acquisitions in March 2013 before being appointed company secretary & general counsel, governance in November 2018. Rachel previously worked at Latham & Watkins LLP and Dickson Minto W.S. as a corporate lawyer. Rachel attends all Executive Committee meetings.

Sabine Chalmers

Ms. Sabine Chalmers is General Counsel of the Company. Sabine joined BT in April 2018. Before joining BT she was chief legal and corporate affairs officer and company secretary of Anheuser-Busch InBev for 12 years. She also held various legal leadership roles at Diageo. Sabine is qualified to practise law in England and NY State.

Alison Wilcox

Ms. Alison Wilcox serves as Human Resources Director of the Company. Alison was formerly regional HR director for Vodafone Europe and before that, Regional HR Director for Vodafone’s Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific footprint. Alison joined Vodafone in 2006 as group director of leadership following a career in consulting.

Ed Petter

Mr. Ed Petter is Corporate Affairs Director of the Company. Ed was formerly deputy director of corporate affairs at Lloyds Banking Group and prior to that had held corporate affairs roles at McDonald’s Europe, McKinsey & Company and the Blue Rubicon communications consultancy, having previously worked as a news producer and editor at the BBC.

Cathryn Ross

Ms. Cathryn Ross is Director of Regulatory Affairs of the Company. Cathryn was formerly chief executive of Ofwat, the independent economic regulator for the water and waste water sector in England and Wales. Cathryn is an experienced regulatory and competition economist and has worked across a number of different sectors advising on economic, regulatory and competition issues.

Michael Sherman

Mr. Michael Sherman is Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer of the Company. Prior to joining BT, Michael was partner and managing director at Boston Consulting Group, focusing on advising clients on growth strategies and operational efficiency. Before that, he spent nearly eight years as executive vice president at enterprise software company Viewlocity.

Timotheus Hottges

Mr. Timotheus (Tim) Hottges is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Tim has international telecoms experience having been CEO of Deutsche Telekom since January 2014, and with the company since 2000. From 2009 until his appointment as CEO, he was a member of the board of management responsible for finance and controlling. From 2006 to 2009 he was a member of the board of management responsible for the T-Home unit. In this position, he was in charge of the fixednetwork and broadband business, as well as integrated sales and service in Germany. Chairman of T-Mobile US and a supervisory board member of FC Bayern München AG and of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA.

Matthew Key

Mr. Matthew Key is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Matthew has a wealth of telecoms experience having previously been CEO of O2 UK, as well as Chairman and Chief Executive of Telefónica Europe and Telefónica Digital and a member of Samsung Europe's Advisory Board. Prior to this, he served as Finance Director at Vodafone UK and O2 UK. Matthew has served as a non-executive director of the British luxury fashion house, Burberry, since 2013. Prior to this, Matthew gained a wealth of telecoms experience including as Finance Director at Vodafone and Chairman of Tesco Mobile. Matthew has also held positions at companies including Kingfisher plc, Coca Cola & Schweppes Beverages Limited and Grand Metropolitan.

Allison Kirkby

Ms. Allison Kirkby is Non-Executive Director of the Company. She llison joined the BT Group plc Board on 15 March 2019. Allison is currently President & Group CEO of TDC Group, having been appointed in December 2018. TDC Group is the largest telecommunications company in Denmark. Allison is also currently a non-executive director of Greggs (the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer) and is chair of its audit committee and a member of its nomination and remuneration committees. Between 2014 and 2018, Allison held the positions of Group CFO (2014-2015) and President & Group CEO (2015-2018) at Tele2 AB. Tele2 has operations in Sweden, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia, Germany and Kazakhstan, with c. 17 million customers. Allison has worked across the TMT eco-system since 2010 having been CFO of Shine Group (a division of 21st Century Fox) in 2011-2013, and Executive Director Finance at Virgin Media in 2010-2011. Prior to that she held a number of financial and operational roles at Procter & Gamble between 1990 and 2010. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Iain Conn

Mr. Iain C. Conn is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Iain has international experience, and an understanding of technology, energy and regulated consumer markets. Iain joined Centrica as chief executive in January 2015, having been with BP since 1986. From 2004 to 2014 Iain was executive director of BP and chief executive downstream from 2007 to 2014. Until May 2014, Iain was a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce for nine years, and senior independent director. Member of the CBI President’s Committee, chairman of the advisory board of the Imperial College Business School and member of the Imperial College Council.

Isabel Hudson

Ms. Isabel F. Hudson is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Isabel has experience in the financial sector as well as pensions, risk, control, governance and international business. Isabel was previously a non-executive director of The Pensions Regulator, MGM Advantage, QBE Insurance, Standard Life and an executive director of Prudential Assurance Company in the UK. Non-executive chair of National House Building Council and senior independent director of RSA Insurance. Isabel is also an ambassador for the disability charity, SCOPE.

Michael Inglis

Mr. Michael James Inglis is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mike’s technology experience includes serving on the board of ARM Holdings from 2002 to 2013, with roles including chief commercial officer, executive vice president and general manager of the processor division and executive vice president of sales and marketing. Prior to joining ARM, Mike worked in management consultancy with AT Kearney and held a number of senior operational and marketing positions at Motorola. Mike was previously a director at Pace.

Nicholas Rose

Mr. Nicholas C. Rose is Independent Non-Executive Director of BT Group PLC. Nick brings experience in finance, risk, control, governance and international business expertise. He was chief financial officer of Diageo prior to his retirement in December 2010, having joined the board in 1999. Chairman of Williams Grand Prix Holdings, senior independent director of BAE Systems and non-executive chairman of Loch Lomond Scotch Whisky.

Jasmine Whitbread

Ms. Jasmine Whitbread is Independent Non-Executive Director of BT Group PLC. Jasmine has experience in transforming large complex organisations in the UK and internationally and brings an understanding of corporate social responsibility and sustainable business. She was previously chief executive of Save the Children International and has a background in technology marketing. Chief executive of London First and nonexecutive director of Standard Chartered.

Mark Lidiard