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Gavin Patterson

London, United Kingdom

Former Chief Executive of BT Group

Led the acquisition of EE and BT's move into sport

One of the most influential people in new media

As the Chief Executive of BT Group, Gavin Patterson led the continued rollout of superfast broadband – the fastest rollout in the world. He has also led the acquisition of EE, which enabled BT to combine the best fixed network with the best mobile network to create the UK’s leading converged communications provider.

Gavin joined BT in 2004, becoming CEO BT Retail and joining the BT board. Under his leadership, BT Retail cemented its market-leading position launching BT Infinity fibre broadband, BT TV and BT Sport; driving growth in IT services and building the largest wi-fi network in the UK and Ireland. Prior to this Gavin was at Telewest and Procter and Gamble.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director, British Airways; Trustee of the British Museum; Vice President of the Royal Television Society; a fellow of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals; a member of the CBI President’s Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

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