Gavin Patterson

Gavin Patterson served as Chief Executive of BT Group from 2013-19. During his tenure at BT, he completed the UK rollout of the superfast fiber and started the deployment of ultrafast fiber. He led the £15 billion acquisition of EE, launched BT Sport, expanded BT’s cybersecurity practice and championed BT’s social purpose agenda. He joined BT in 2004 as MD Consumer and joined the board as CEO BT Retail in 2008. Prior to BT, he spent four years at Virgin Media and nine years at Procter & Gamble.

Patterson is a Non-Executive Director at British Airways plc; President and Chief Revenue Officer, Salesforce Europe; a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Co., and a Trustee of the British Museum. He graduated from Cambridge University with an MEng in Chemical Engineering.