Feeds

Wanted: new chairman of incumbent telco

Please apply in confidence to BT

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

BT is sniffing around for a new chairman, according to a report by The Observer.

The monster telco has put out "informal feelers" for someone to replace Sir Christopher Bland who is due to step down from the company in 2007.

However, reports the Sunday newspaper, if the right person could be found to take over sooner then Bland would be happy to leave next year.

If the report is true, then anybody stepping into Bland's shoes would have to oversee the early development of Openreach, BT's new network access division.

And his successor would also have to begin the task of finding a replacement for chief exec Ben Verwaayen, who could be on his way in 2008.

A spokesman for BT declined to comment on the story but confirmed that "the chairman is due to leave BT in 2007". ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
prev story

Whitepapers

Free virtual appliance for wire data analytics
The ExtraHop Discovery Edition is a free virtual appliance will help you to discover the performance of your applications across the network, web, VDI, database, and storage tiers.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.