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Ben Verwaayen reappointed as a Board Member at Ofcom

The Secretary of State has reappointed Ben Verwaayen as a Board Member for Ofcom for four years from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023.


Ben Verwaayen, former CEO of BT plc and Alcatel-Lucent is presently General Partner at Keen Venture Partners, an investor in high tech scale ups. Ben is also a non executive director at Akamai in Boston US and AkzoNobel in Amsterdam.

This role is remunerated at £42 519 per annum. This reappointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Ben has made no such declarations.

Published 4 October 2019