BT announce changes to senior leadership

Leena Nair is joining the BT Board as a non-executive director and as a member of the Remuneration Committee, the Nominations Committee and the Digital Impact & Sustainability Committee. Her appointment takes effect from the end of BT’s Annual General Meeting on 10 July 2019.

She has been Chief Human Resources Officer at Unilever, a company in the “fast moving consumer goods” sector, since March 2016 where she has overall responsibility for the global people agenda for Unilever’s 160,000 employees. Leena is also a member of Unilever’s leadership executive.

She has been a non-executive director of the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy since 2018 and is chair of its Nominations and Governance Committee.

Prior to her current role, Leena held a number of senior HR roles at Unilever, including: Senior Vice President for Leadership and Organisational Development and Global Head of Diversity; Executive Director of Hindustan Unilever; and Vice President HR South Asia.

In welcoming the appointment, BT’s Chairman Jan du Plessis, said: “We are delighted to welcome Leena to BT. She brings a deep understanding of the strategic and practical challenges of driving large scale cultural transformation, making her an excellent addition to the Board.”

Leena added: “I am delighted to be invited to join the Board of BT, an iconic company. I am looking forward to making a contribution to shape the future of this exciting business in a dynamic sector.”