BT Appoints Sean Williams as MD of Retail Strategy

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BT has appointed Sean Williams as Managing Director, Retail Strategy, with responsibility for BT Retail strategy and products, legal and regulatory services. Sean Williams starts in this new role from 15th September 2008, reporting directly to BT Retail CEO Gavin Patterson.

Sean Williams was previously a Board Director at Ofcom, where he was responsible for the development and enforcement of economic regulation and competition policies for the telecoms and broadcasting sectors. He has also filled roles as Executive Director at the Office of Fair Trading, Partner of LEK Consulting, a strategy consulting firm, and as a Director of Williams Lea Holdings plc, a business services company.

Gavin Patterson welcomed the appointment, “Sean had a big impact on the industry in his Ofcom days, and brings to BT a wealth of experience from both the private and public sector alongside a strong understanding of consumer, strategy and competition issues. I’m delighted to announce his appointment and believe it underlines further how the brightest and best want to come and work for BT.”

Sean Williams said, “I am absolutely delighted to be joining BT Group and BT Retail. It’s over a year since I was engaged in the communications sector at Ofcom. It is a fascinating, fast moving sector. I am very much looking forward to coming back to it as part of a great business and a great team.”