Barclays’ non-exec director Sir Ian Cheshire to join BT Group’s Board of Directors

Maria Nikolova

Sir Ian Cheshire, an independent Non-Executive Director of Barclays plc, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of BT as a Non-Executive Director.

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Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) has earlier today announced that Sir Ian Cheshire, an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of BT as a Non-Executive Director. His appointment is effective March 16, 2020.

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Sir Ian Cheshire will serve on BT’s Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Sir Ian Cheshire is Chair of Barclays Bank UK PLC, non-executive director of Barclays PLC and a member of its Nomination Committee. He is also Chair of Menhaden PLC, a UK investment trust, and the lead non-executive director for HM Government.

He held a variety of posts whilst at Kingfisher plc from 1998 to 2014, including Chief Executive of B&Q from 2005 to 2008 and Group Chief Executive from 2008 to 2014. He has also previously been the Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chairman for Whitbread PLC and the Chairman of Debenhams.

Sir Ian Cheshire brings a wealth of listed company experience, with a notable background in strategy, international retail and eCommerce.

He commented on his appointment:

“BT plays a critical role in providing the digital infrastructure and services required here in the UK and by leading organisations across the world. I am very pleased to be joining an experienced Board. I look forward to playing my part in taking the company into the next phase of its distinguished history.”

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