Stagg Steps Down as BTW CEO

Nigel Stagg is to leave BT it was announced today. Nigel, who is currently CEO of BT’s Wholesale business, has spent 36 years with the company in a variety of roles and is now planning to explore other options. His successor will be announced in due course.

Nigel held a number of marketing, purchasing and product management roles in the early part of his career before taking on more senior positions within the company. He has been Director of BT Conferencing, Managing Director of BT Enterprises, Managing Director of Retail Customer Service and Managing Director of BT Business.

His most recent role has been CEO of BT Wholesale, a position he has held since 2011. BT Wholesale provides services to more than 1,400 communications providers who prefer to rely on BT’s expertise than to build out their own networks. It generated £2.2 billion of revenue in 2014/15 and EBITDA of £561 million.

Gavin Patterson, BT Chief Executive, said: “Nigel has made a terrific contribution over many years. He has brought a wealth of commercial and operational skills and experience to all the roles he has held and he has helped us propel the company forwards. I’d like to thank him on behalf of the company and I wish him all the very best for the future.”

Nigel commented “I have nothing but respect and admiration for the tremendous people in BT and I wish them continued success. It has been a pleasure to work with so many talented people over many years”.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine