Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013
Lord Livingston of Parkhead is the Minister of State for Trade and Investment.
Lord Livingston of Parkhead took up his appointment as Minister of State for Trade and Investment on 11 December 2013.
Lord Livingston was CEO of BT Group from 2008 until 2013. Over that period free cash flow tripled and BT has become one of the best performing European Telco stocks. It invested heavily in one of the fastest fibre rollout programmes in the world and launched a new TV sports service. Having joined BT in 2002, he served on the BT Group Board as Group Finance Director and CEO BT Retail, its consumer and small business division.
Prior to this, Lord Livingston was Group Finance Director at Dixons Group plc from the age of 32 making him the youngest FTSE 100 director by some distance. During his tenure, Dixons grew revenue and profits strongly and created the UK’s first major internet IPO, Freeserve.
Lord Livingston has also worked for 3i plc, Bank of America and Arthur Andersen. He was previously a non executive director of Hilton Group plc and is currently a non executive director on the board of Celtic plc. He is a Chartered Accountant.
He was born in Glasgow and has a wife and 2 children.