Gavin Patterson – Chairman, Salesforce Europe

Gavin Patterson, 52, is Chairman, Salesforce Europe, and a Senior Advisor to McKinsey Co.

Patterson served as Chief Executive of BT Group from 2013-19. During his tenure at BT,
he completed the UK rollout of the superfast fibre and started the deployment ultrafast
fibre. He led the £15billion acquisition of EE, launched BT Sport, expanded BT’s cyber
security 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, the APAX backed AI
business Fractal and a Trustee of the British Museum. He graduated from Cambridge
University with an MEng in Chemical Engineering.