We’re the UK’s digital network business – connecting homes and businesses alike. We want to build the best possible network with the highest quality service, and make sure everyone in the UK is connected.

We won't be just the fastest full fibre builder in the UK but we'll be it's national dependable full fibre delivery machine for years to come.

Clive Selley CEO, Openreach

What we do

We provide services over the local access network (sometimes called ‘the last mile’). This could be installing a new product or service. Or maintaining the current fibre or copper communications networks that keep homes and businesses connected. More than 665 service providers use our network to deliver services ranging from telephony, broadband and television for the home, to high-speed data connections for businesses of all sizes.

We’ve invested billions of pounds over the last few years into our network, and millions of people now have access to superfast fibre broadband of over 30Mbps. Did you know that more than 96% of the UK now has access to superfast broadband across all networks? Openreach makes that happen.

Looking to the future

We’re now working to take the UK from a Superfast to an Ultrafast nation, with plans to make Ultrafast speeds available using Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) and Gfast technologies. 

We’re already building more full fibre broadband to homes and businesses than anyone else in the UK. This year we increased our FTTP target from 20 million to 25 million homes and businesses to deliver further value to our shareholders and support the Government’s full fibre ambitions. 

This has three massive benefits: it allows us to go faster, beefing up our capacity to build fibre to households and businesses; it allows us to go further, getting fibre to more people including in rural communities, and; it will help fuel UK economic recovery, with better connectivity and up to 7,000 new jobs.

Watch this space.

  • Mike McTighe


    Mike was appointed appointed as Openreach chairman in November 2016. Prior to this Mike spent eight years on the board of Ofcom, from 2007 to 2015. He’s previously been chairman of several other public and private companies, and is also carrying out the role for Together Financial Services Ltd, IGas Energy plc and Arran Isle Ltd. He’s held various non-executive roles after spending most of his career at Cable and Wireless, Philips, Motorola and GE.

    Profile photo of Mike McTighe

    Clive Selley


    Matt Davies

    Chief Finance Officer

    Andrew Barron

    Non-executive Board member

    Edward Astle

    Non-executive Board member

    Liz Benison

    Non-executive Board member

    Simon Lowth

    BT Group nominee

    Jon Furmston

    Secretary to the Board
  • Clive Selley


    Clive was appointed CEO, Openreach in February 2016. He was formerly CEO, BT Technology, Service & Operations, CEO BT Innovate & Design and before that president, BT Global Services Portfolio & Service Design. He is an ‘invitee’ because the CEO of Openreach cannot be a member of the Executive Committee under the provisions of the Undertakings and Commitments.


    Matt Davies

    Chief Finance Officer

    Richard Allwood

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Colin Lees

    Chief Technology and Information Officer

    Olly Kunc

    MD Service Delivery

    Katie Milligan

    MD Customer, Commercial and Propositions

    Kim Mears

    MD Strategic Infrastructure Development

    Kevin Murphy

    MD Fibre and Network Delivery

    Catherine Colloms

    Director Corporate Affairs

    Kevin Brady

    HR Director

    Sophie Bouckaert

    General Counsel and secretary

    Andy Whale

    Chief Engineer

    Mark Shurmer

    MD Regulatory Affairs