Allison Kirkby
Allison Kirkby

Appointed Chief Executive in February 2024 and to the Board in March 2019. Allison chairs the Executive Committee and is a member of the Investigatory Powers Governance Committee.


From May 2020 until being appointed Chief Executive of BT Group, Allison was President & CEO of Telia Company. Allison was previously President & Group CEO of TDC Group until October 2019, and President & Group CEO of Tele2 AB from 2015 to 2018, having been Tele2 AB’s Group CFO from 2014. She was chair of the audit committee and a non-executive director of Greggs until May 2019. She has also held financial and operational roles within 21st Century Fox, Virgin Media, Procter & Gamble and Guinness.

Relevant skills and contribution to the Board

Valuable and recent experience in the international telecoms and media sector, combined with significant experience in transformation, driving performance, improving customer service and delivering shareholder value.

External appointments

Non-executive director and member of Audit Committee of Brookfield Asset Management Limited.