Gavin Patterson was appointed chief executive officer of the BT Group in September 2013. Prior to this he was chief executive BT Retail and joined the BT Group PLC board in June 2008.
Patterson joined BT in January 2004 as group managing director consumer. He previously spent four years at Telewest (now Virgin Media) latterly as managing director consumer division, where in March 2000 he launched broadband in the UK. Prior to this, he spent nine years at Procter & Gamble, rising to become European marketing director. From 2010–2013 Gavin sat on the advisory board of the Cambridge Judge Business School and from 2011–2014 he was president of the Advertising Association.
In addition, Patterson is a non-executive director of British Airways.
He graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in chemical engineering and is married with four children.