Clive Selley is to be the new CEO of Openreach, BT’s local access network business
Selley, currently CEO of BT Technology, Service and Operations (BT TSO) will replace Joe Garner, who is leaving to become CEO of Nationwide Building Society. The handover will take place this quarter.
“I am honoured to have been asked to lead Openreach at this important point in its history,” comments Selley. “The huge investment it has made over the past decade has made the UK a broadband leader, and we need to build on those foundations by deploying fibre to further communities and by rolling out ultrafast broadband.”.
Launched on January 11 2006, Openreach is a highly regulated business that operates at arm’s length from the rest of BT Group under a regulatory model known as functional separation.