Interview with Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT

Nicholas O'Regan (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK)
Abby Ghobadian (Henley Management College, Henley‐on‐Thames, UK)

Journal of Strategy and Management

ISSN: 1755-425X

Publication date: 7 August 2009



British Telecom (BT) has achieved a classic turnaround that involved divestment and efficiency drives. This interview with Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT, sheds light on BT's past development and future growth.


The paper takes the form of an interview with Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT.


The interview outlines a number of important factors in running a resilient and effective global company such as culture and common values, leadership at board and executive levels, remuneration transparency, skills, technology, and corporate governance.


The paper provides insight into the strategic journey of BT.



O'Regan, N. and Ghobadian, A. (2009), "Interview with Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT", Journal of Strategy and Management, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp. 288-295.

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