Martin Smith

CFO, BT's Global Services division

Martin is responsible for our core finance functions, including commercial and new business finance.

Martin was appointed as our CFO in October 2017. He reports to our CEO.

Martin is responsible for our core finance functions, including commercial and new business finance, leading a team of approximately 800 employees globally.

Martin joined us in April 2017 as finance operations director, leading the teams responsible for the Group’s finance shared services, finance transformation, and finance support and CIO for the Group functions.

Prior to joining us, Martin held a variety of senior operational, commercial and group finance roles in multinational businesses, gaining extensive experience of leading international finance teams and delivering several transformation programmes.

Martin began his career in the airline industry where he spent 13 years working for British Airways in a broad range of roles, including a number of divisional finance director positions. In 2009, he joined BG Group, a multinational oil and gas business, where he was group financial controller for four years and led a global finance transformation programme. He also led the integration planning and transition delivery of BG’s global finance function following the £35 billion takeover of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell in February 2016.

Martin holds an ACMA, a BSc in Geophysical Sciences and a PhD in volcanology. He is married with two daughters.