Gavin Patterson, BT Retail
Gavin Patterson was appointed to the BT plc board and made CEO, BT Retail in May 2008. BT Retail is responsible for BT’s UK small and medium enterprise and consumer business, BT Ireland and BT Enterprises (a portfolio of businesses including BT Conferencing and BT Directories). He is also a member of the CBI Climate Change Board.
Gavin is the pan-BT sponsor for corporate social responsibility, ensuring BT maintains its leading-edge momentum and business alignment in CSR. He joined BT in January 2004 as Group Managing Director Consumer.
Prior to BT, Gavin spent four years at Telewest, latterly as Managing Director Consumer division, and nine years at Procter and Gamble, rising to become European Marketing Director.
Gavin is a fellow of the Marketing Society and member of The Marketing Group of Great Britain and Thirty Club.
He graduated from Cambridge University in chemical engineering. He is married with four young children.