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In-house: BT Global Services GC moves to Serco

UK outsourcing company Serco has hired BT Global Services general counsel (GC) David Eveleigh as its group GC and company secretary.

The high-profile hire will see Eveleigh join the group’s executive committee on 17 November 2014 to manage the group’s legal affairs. He replaces Serco’s current company secretary John Hickey, who will assume another senior role within Serco.

Eveleigh currently sits on BT Global Services’ legal leadership team for the wider BT Group. Prior to this, he was GC for BT’s operations in Canada, US and Latin America, and was based in California. Eveleigh started his legal career at legacy firm Ashurst Morris Crisp.

Serco Group chief executive officer Rupert Soames said: ‘David Eveleigh is a highly accomplished general counsel with extensive experience in multinational organisations. His appointment marks an important milestone in our corporate renewal programme. I am delighted to welcome David to Serco where he will be an invaluable member of the senior team as we build a strong future for the business.’

Alastair Lyons, chairman of Serco Group added: ‘On behalf of the board, I would like to offer our thanks to John for his excellent work and I wish him all the best for his future in Serco.’

In February, Archana Makol was named compliance officer of the legal practice for BT Law, replacing Miles Jobling.