BT has appointed Royston Hoggarth, former CEO of Cable & Wireless, to head its Global Services businesses in the UK.

Hoggarth will report to chief executive François Barrault.

The UK accounted for more than half of BT Global Services’ global revenues in 2007- 2008, around £4.5 billion out of almost £8 billion earned worldwide.

Hoggarth is the former chief executive of Cable & Wireless UK, Europe and US and a former chief executive of Logica's International business. Prior to Logica he held various roles at IBM.

François Barrault, chief executive at BT Global Services, said: “Royston Hoggarth will lead our UK business, comprising the current Global Services UK and UK Corporates teams. Royston’s combination of expertise, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit will prove a great asset as we continue to drive our performance in the UK market.”

KPMG, Unilever, NHS, Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) are among its customers.

As well as government customers, more than 90 per cent of the UK’s financial institutions use secure data networks supplied by BT Global Services.

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