Whitfield promoted to BT general counsel

THE HEAD of legal at British Telecom, Alan Whitfield, has been promoted to the position of group general counsel.

Former chief legal adviser Colin Green has been appointed to the more executive role of commercial director and secretary.

Whitfield, who will now be British Telecom's main legal adviser, says the appointments recognise an existing state of play at the company.

“As he drops the title, he drops ultimate board responsibility for legal advice,” he says of Green.

“Up to now, I have been responsible more in a matrix sense than a direct sense for international work,” says Whitfield.

Before joining British Telecom, Whitfield practised at Linklaters & Paines. He has been head of legal at the company for 15 years.

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