KCOM Group, the Hull-based communications specialist, has appointed Graham Sutherland as its new CEO.
Current Chief Exec Bill Halbert will remain with the business to ensure a smooth transition as well as concluding certain strategic projects.
Mr Sutherland has held several senior leadership positions in the UK telecomms services sector serving both consumer and business markets.
Over the last decade he has held a number of Chief Executive roles within BT Group PLC, including BT Business and Public Sector and BT. Previously he held senior roles at NTL and Bombardier.
Graham Holden, Chairman of KCOM, said: “I am delighted to welcome Graham Sutherland to KCOM. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the communications industry and will bring a fresh perspective to the Board and leadership of the business.”