How we’re governed

In November 2016 we appointed our first ever chairman, Mike McTighe. He leads our newly formed board. Our board has a majority of independent members and is responsible for setting our strategy and overseeing our performance.

It also makes sure we treat all our customers the same, and that we’re investing in better service and coverage, and faster broadband speeds across the entire country.

The board had its first meeting on 31 January 2017. And in February 2017 two new members joined: Sir Brendan Barber, former general secretary of the TUC, and Edward Astle, a former National Grid board member. Since then we’ve also appointed Liz Benison as a non-executive board member, to focus on customer service. Liz is currently CEO, UK and Europe, local and regional government at public services provider Serco.

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