Gavin Patterson

Chief Executive at BT

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“Not all decisions are equal - if you get the big ones right, the key to the rest of them is actually more to do with efficiency than getting them right. What you can't do is remain static. You've got to keep moving forward and course correct. But you have to get the big ones correct.”

Gavin Patterson

Chief Executive at BT

“Learning to cope with uncertainty is key.”

Gavin Patterson is one of the most successful CEOs in Britain today.

Gavin first arrived at BT as Group Managing Director of the Retail’s Consumer division in 2004. He was intrigued by the organisation’s rich history and drove growth in IT services and launched BT Infinity super-fast fibre broadband. He then went on to launch the largest Wi-Fi network in the UK and was appointed CEO in September 2013.

Prior to BT, Gavin graduated with a chemical engineering degree from Cambridge University and was previously European Head of Marketing at Proctor & Gamble. Gavin is also a non-executive Director of British Airways, as well as a Trustee of The British Museum.

 

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