Jan du Plessis

Chairman, BT Group

Biography

Jan was appointed to the BT Board on 1 June 2017 as a non-executive director and became Chairman from 1 November 2017. He chairs the Nominating & Governance and Investigatory Powers Committees, and is a member of the Committee for Sustainable and Responsible Business and the BT Pensions Committee.

Jan has significant experience on the boards of major UK public companies, having served as chairman and non-executive director of various FTSE100 companies across a range of sectors. Jan was chairman of Rio Tinto from April 2009 to March 2018. Until October 2016 he was chairman of SABMiller, a role he held since July 2015, having been with the company since 2014. He was also a director and senior independent director of Marks & Spencer from 2008 and 2012 respectively until March 2015.

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