BCE has named Lawson Hunter as EVP. The former director of investigation and research at the Competition Bureau has been a partner at the Stikeman Elliott law firm.  BCE Emergis has appointed Spencer Lanthier to its board of directors. He retired from KPMG as chair/CEO in 1999. Grant Hume has been named VP of business solutions sales east for Telus Business Solutions. Before joining the company in 2001 as director of sales in Ontario, he spent 17 years in sales and managing, including a stint as director of Xerox Canada’s office solutions group. Alan Buchanan has resigned as director of government relations for Aliant Inc. The former P.E.I. Cabinet minister has announced his intention to run for the leadership of the provincial Liberal party. Doug Irwin has been appointed president of SaskTel subsidiary SecurTek. Irwin, who will be based out of Yorkton, joins the security alarm-monitoring firm from Honeywell Ltd.’s Edmonton office. Lucent Technologies Canada has named Alex Giosa as president. He succeeds Carol Stephenson, who held the position since July 1999. Her future plans are unknown at press time. Leitch Technology Corp. has appointed Robert Seufferheld as VP sales for the Americas. He has experience at Grass Valley Group and SeaChange International. Joining him at the Toronto company is VP marketing communications Laura Whitaker. She has worked for Tektronix, Sony, Omneon Video Networks, and began her career with the ABC-TV affiliate in Portland OR. CFO Jean-Jacques Carrier is leaving Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. by the end of this summer. He had been with the Ottawa company for a decade after working for Sherritt Inc., Consolidated Bathurst Inc. and Deloitte and Touche. Broadband Collaborative Solutions Inc. has appointed Ian Sutcliffe as vice-chair and CEO. He had been president/CEO of Mediconsult.com Ltd. Monty Richardson, who is giving up the CEO title, will continue as president of the Toronto video-conferencing company. Cheryl May is the new executive director of Community Information Toronto, after working for the group for six years. CIT operates the 211 telephone system in the Ontario capital (NL, June 19/00). Educational video distributor Magic Lantern has retained Phil von Finckenstein as a federal lobbyist. The former spokesman for ex-Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day will promote Magic Lantern’s activities in the SchoolNet program. The Belgian government has named Didier Bellens as CEO of the national telco Belgacom. He replaces John Goossens, who died last year (NL, Nov. 19/02). Francisco Román has been promoted from COO to CEO of Vodafone Spain. The 48-year-old, who has been with the company since last July, replaces John de Wit, who will take on other duties with the Vodaphone group. Wanadoo, the Internet division of France Télécom, has appointed Thierry Lemaitre as CFO, effective March 3. Having mastered financial matters at Ernst & Young, Lemaitre joined FT in 1997. He replaces Wilfried Verstraete, who is becoming CFO at FT’s wireless subsidiary, Orange.