Carter joins Alcatel Lucent

Lord Stephen Carter, who resigned from the UK government last summer after delivering his Digital Britain report and white paper, is joining Alcatel, Lucent, the Franco-American global telecoms supplier.

His new job sees him become the company’s director of marketing, strategy and communications. He will be relocating from London to headquarters in Paris. The company’s chief executive, who recruited him, is Ben Verwayen, the former head of BT.Carter was the founding chief executive of the communications regulator Ofcom between 2002-2006.

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