Gavin Patterson – Former Chief Executive BT Group plc

Gavin Patterson, 51, served as Chief Executive, BT from 2013 – 2019.

During his tenure, Patterson 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 and a Trustee of the British Museum. He graduated from Cambridge University with an MEng in Chemical Engineering.