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City veteran du Plessis steps down as BT chair

Mar 01, 2021 - The Evening Standard (London)
Board and Executive Moves

JAN du Plessis is stepping back from his stellar City career after 17 years on FTSE- 100 boards, quitting his job as BT chairman and creating a vacancy for one of the most prestigious jobs in the Square Mile.

Du Plessis, who has also chaired British American Tobacco, Rio Tinto and SAB Miller and been on the boards of Marks & Spencer and Lloyds, will hand over the reins at BT by the end of the year.

Now 67, the Afrikaner was finance director at Rothmans before it was taken over by BAT...