Telecoms group BT poised to appoint City veteran and former ITV boss Adam Crozier as chairman
Telecoms group BT is poised to appoint City veteran and former ITV boss Adam Crozier as chairman.
Crozier, who is expected to resign as chairman of Asos to make time, is tipped to take the role after emerging as a candidate earlier this year.
Activity: In June, French-Israeli telecoms tycoon Patrick Drahi took a 12.1 per cent stake in BT
In June, French-Israeli telecoms tycoon Patrick Drahi took a 12.1 per cent stake in BT.
It is thought his interest could trigger corporate activity later this year.
Crozier, who has also run Royal Mail, was ITV chief executive for seven years before stepping down in 2017. The broadcaster was regarded as a takeover target for much of his time at the helm.
He is also chairman of Premier Inn owner Whitbread and data firm Kantar, roles he is expected to keep according to the Times website which first reported the news yesterday.
Other candidates for the BT job were former Barclays UK chairman Sir Ian Cheshire and former RBS chief Stephen Hester.
Asos and BT declined to comment.