New CEO at BT, Chris Clark promoted within Group

25 Mar 2010

Chris Clark is to step down as CEO of BT Ireland to take up a Group role as managing director of BT Enterprises. Clark is to be succeeded by seasoned telecoms executive Graham Sutherland as CEO.

Sutherland has held the role of chief financial officer in BT Ireland since 2006. He joined BT from NTL Communications, where he was managing director in Ireland for four years.

“Chris, Graham and the BT Ireland management team are delivering excellent results at our all-island operation through the successful execution of our managed services strategy and a relentless focus on cost management,” said Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT Retail.

Chris has made a tremendous contribution as CEO and under his stewardship the company has secured a number of landmark managed services contracts and moved to profitability in the Republic.

“While we still face many challenges North and South, this is a very exciting time for BT, and I have every confidence that Graham and his team will continue to add value to our customers, our employees and our shareholders,” he added.

By John Kennedy

Photo: (Above) Chris Clark, (below) Graham Sutherland

Graham Sutherland

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years