BT has announced today that Sir Mike Rake has been selected as its next
It appears that Sir Mike will relinquish his current role at KPMG to take up
the position: ‘I have enjoyed my time at KPMG immensely and it has been a huge
privilege to be both chairman of the UK Firm and KPMG International.’ he said.
‘But I feel that now is the right time for change – and I will be leaving
KPMG at a time when it is in extremely good shape, has a very strong leadership
team and is seeing exceptional growth and performance in key areas of the
In releasing the news, BT praised Sir Mike’s efforts at KPMG stating that he
would ‘bring extensive international experience to BT as it continues to expand
its global business.’
BT chief exec Ben Verwaayen added: ‘I congratulate Michael on his outstanding
achievement at KPMG. I am excited at the prospect of working together with him
at BT. We have accomplished a great deal, but there is still much more work to
be done building BT’s global presence and ensuring that the UK stays at the
forefront of the broadband revolution. Throughout his career Michael has
demonstrated both dynamism and vision. These are qualities that will help BT
succeed through the
next phase of its transformation.’
KPMG’s current figurehead will succeed Sir Christopher Bland when he steps
down in September 2007.
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group
Rupert Guppy will be responsible for capital allowances in the southern region, and joins the firm from specialist consultancy E3 Consulting