Colin Bannon

BT plc

Colin was appointed as a Non Executive Director in October 2016.  As well as his role at Energy & Utility Skills he is BT Regional Director for the West Midlands and Chief Technology Officer for BT Wholesale, heading up the team responsible for helping to shape BT’s strategy and predict technology trends and future use. In April 2015, Colin was named as one of the 50 CTOs to watch by Global Telecoms magazine. This recognition highlights Colin’s expertise in designing, deploying and running next generation networks, as well as his background in strategy, architecture, professional services and technology.

Colin, who is based in Birmingham, is the vice chairman of the Old Leamingtonians Rugby Club and is a volunteer for Action for Children and Barefoot Computing, an initiative to improve computer and IT literacy in schools.