Former boss of Swedish telecoms firm Telia to continue outgoing Philip Jansen’s cost-cutting drive

BT has appointed board member Allison Kirkby as its first female chief executive, to take over from Philip Jansen after he set a course for significant job cuts at the telecoms provider.

Kirkby will leave her job as chief executive of Swedish telecoms company Telia at the end of January 2024. She has been a non-executive director at BT since 2019.

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