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Patricia Hewitt to retirs from BT Group board

Staff writer | London, United Kingdom | March 24, 2014
Patricia HewittMarch 24, 2014, London, United Kingdom - BT Group announced that Patricia Hewitt has decided to retire as a non-executive director.
Ms. Hewitt was appointed to the Board on 24 March 2008 and became Senior Independent Director in July 2009.

She chairs the Remuneration Committee and the BT Pensions Committee and is a member of the Audit & Risk and the Nominating & Governance Committees.

Ms. Hewitt is also non-executive director at Brupa. Ms. Hewitt joined Bupa following a parliamentary, government and business career.

She was MP for Leicester West for 13 years, holding the positions of Secretary of State for Health between 2005 and 2007 and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Cabinet Minister for Women between 2001 and 2005.

Before joining the Cabinet, Ms. Hewitt was Minister for e-Commerce and Small Business, and Economic Secretary to the Treasury.

She left Parliament in May 2010. She is the senior independent director of BT Group plc, non-executive director of Groupe Eurotunnel SA and chair of the UK India Business Council, an organisation that promotes trade between the two countries.

Ms. Hewitt stepped down as an MP at the 2010 election. She joined Groupe Eurotunnel SA as an independent non-executive director in May 2010.

She is Chair of the UK India Business Council and the Katha Children's Trust.

She was Secretary of State for Health from 2005 to 2007 and previously Trade and Industry and Cabinet Minister for Women from 2001 to 2005.

Before entering Parliament in 1997, Ms. Hewitt was director of research EMEA at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and deputy director of the Institute for Public Policy Research.

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