Stephen A. Carter

Stephen A. Carter

Since early 2009, Stephen A. Carter is Alcatel-Lucent’s chief marketing, strategy and communication officer, a newly created position in which he has global responsibility for all three sectors. Prior to joining the French-Amercian telecommunication services company, Stephen A. Carter served as prime minister Gordon Brown’s minister for the communications, technology and broadcasting sector, where he was the author of the Digital Britain Report, and the follow-on Digital Economy Bill. Because of the fact, that he was not a member of parliament, it was necessary to appoint him to the House of Lords. He was therefore created Baron Carter of Barnes.Before his political position Stephen A. Carter held a variety of senior executive roles in the media and telecommunications industry, among others as group chief executive of Brunswick Group. He also was the founding chief executive of Ofcom (the UK communications regulator) and the managing director of cable televison company NTL UK & Ireland, as well as managing director and chief executive of J. Walter Thompson UK Limited.