back to article BT hires chartered management accountant and telco veteran as next CEO

BT, the former state owned telecommunications monopoly that is building Britain's fiber backbone, has confirmed current Telia Company president and CEO Allison Kirkby as its new boss from the end of January 2024. The hunt for a new head honcho was kickstarted earlier this month when current head Philip Jansen said he intended …

  1. john.jones.name
    Mushroom

    be nice if they got rid of spam on their networks

    SHAKEN system, short for Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs. would help...

    if your going to switch people to digital voice and SIP it would be good to actually sign outgoing call's as coming from BT oh and can you sort out RPKI Route Origin Authorization at the same time this is basic stuff

    1. Missing Semicolon Silver badge

      Re: be nice if they got rid of spam on their networks

      BT don't give a ****. Until liability is attached to CLI validation, it's just a cost centre that reduces revenue.

  2. trevorde Silver badge

    Better choice

    Dido Harding

  3. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "Just like Jansen, Kirkby inherits a massive cost-cutting programme that will see up to 55,000 BT jobs wiped by out by 2030."

    I think the target is to reduce staff to board, C suite, an outsourcing contract manager, their PAs and receptionist, a tea-lady an extensive catering staff and a cleaner.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "...inflation and the cost-of-living crisis"

    Terribly hard when you're only getting CPI+3.9% out of hoi polloi, I'm sure.

  5. NeilPost Silver badge

    Jansen … not much left to do !!

    “Paolo Pescatore, PP Foresight founder and a tech media analyst, told us he expects little to change in terms of BT's strategy, and reckons Jansen is leaving BT in relatively good shape.

    "There's not much more left for him to do. He has helped navigate the group through a difficult period. Probably time to think about the next chapter for both him and BT. Openreach is now in a better place, consolidated the enterprise function and moving away from costly sports rights."”

    Cough… share price ??

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