BT chief to join government

By Marcus Dysch, June 20, 2013

BT chief executive Ian Livingston is to become trade minister, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

Mr Livingston, 48, will be given a peerage and will take on the ministerial role at the start of 2014.

Glasgow-born Mr Livingston has spent five years running BT and has overseen substantial investment in the company.

Last updated: 8:45pm, June 20 2013