A long-time senior lawyer at BT Group has left the business after over 24 years.
Chris Fowler, who was most recently general counsel for technology at the telecoms giant, announced his departure on a post on LinkedIn on Thursday, where he thanked BT group general counsel Sabine Chalmers for a “focus on performance, engagement and fun”.
Fowler has been at BT for over 24 years, according to his LinkedIn, with roles including general counsel for U.K. commercial, chief operating officer for BT legal, governance and compliance and head of legal for major transactions.
In 2019, BT split the role of its technology and transformation general counsel in response to “an increasingly demanding and expanding technology agenda”. As a result of the reorganisation, Fowler, who served as GC of tech and transformation, moved into the general counsel technology role.
Confirming the departure, a BT spokesperson said Jeff Langlands, currently BT’s general counsel for corporate, will take on Fowler’s responsibilities.
The spokesperson added: “Chris has had an amazingly successful and varied career at BT since he joined in 1998. We thank Chris for his contribution and hard work and wish him well as he embarks on new adventures.”
In the post, Fowler continued: “BT is an incredible company and I’m massively grateful for the opportunities its given me and wish my BT friends the best for the future.
“For me now for some quality family time, a bit of travel and cycling up Yorkshire hills before the next adventure.”
Fellow telecoms GC Vicky Sandry also left her longtime post at Sky in June, departing the company after 27 years.