BT has confirmed the appointment of Adam Crozier as its new chairman.
The former head of ITV, Royal Mail and the Football Association will take up the role in December after a month’s handover with outgoing chair Jan du Plessis.
Crozier is currently Chairman of Whitbread plc, ASOS plc, Kantar Group Limited, as well as a non-executive director of Sony Corporation. He has a reputation of being able to turn around organisations, though that hasn’t been without criticism, such as within Royal Mail where he faced the wrath of unions for a string of post office closures and redundancies.
Adam Crozier said: “It is an honour to join the Board of BT and to succeed Jan as Chair. BT is a hugely important company, with a critical role to play in building the digital networks and services to support the UK’s future. I look forward to working with the Board, Philip and his executive team to create value for all our stakeholders.”
Crozier will step down from both ASOS and Sony later this year.