BT CEO job ‘offered’ to outgoing Worldpay chief


The outgoing joint-CEO of Worldpay Philip Jansen has reportedly been offered by BT the opportunity to become its next chief executive.

Bloomberg says the appointment could be announced in time for the publication of BT’s first half results on November 1, but that Jansen could still turn down the job before then.

Jansen is due to leave Worldpay at the end of the month and was first mentioned as a successor to current CEO Gavin Patterson last month. It is thought that the degree of freedom he would have at the helm is a bigger factor than the financial package on offer.