Our independent non-executive directors:
- Bring experience and independent judgement and advice to the Board
- Develop and constructively challenge recommendations, decisions and strategy proposals within the risk and governance structure
- Bring varied industry and professional backgrounds, experience, skills and expertise aligned to the needs of the group’s business and long-term strategic objectives.
Our non-independent, non-executive director:
As part of the terms of acquiring EE, Deutsche Telekom has the right to appoint a nominated director to the Board. Adel Al-Saleh was appointed to this role with effect from 15 May 2020. As a non-independent, non-executive director, Adel has the same responsibilities as the other directors and owes a fiduciary duty to both BT and Deutsche Telekom. The Conflicted Matters Committee reviews all papers ahead of sharing these with him to identify potential or actual conflicts of interest.