Gavin E. Patterson
(born 1967) is a British marketer who was appointed as chief executive of BT Group plc in September 2013. Before joining BT, he worked for Telewest and Procter & Gamble. He is the president of the Advertising Association.
Childhood, education and personal life
He was born in Altrincham in 1967 and attended schools in Warrington and Yeovil. He graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge where he read chemical engineering. His wife, Karen, is a fashion designer who worked for Donna Karan. The couple have four children and now live in Surrey.
In August 2013, he was ranked as number 26 in The Guardian's Media 100 2013 – a listing of "the most powerful people in television, radio, newspapers, magazines, digital media, media business, advertising, marketing and PR"; it was his first appearance in this list. In December 2013, Computer Weekly ranked him as number 8 in its UKtech50 for 2013 — "the most influential people in UK IT".
He is a fellow of the Marketing Society and a member of the exclusive Thirty Club for advertising professionals. He was appointed President of the Advertising Association in 2011. He is also a non-executive director of British Airways, a trustee of the British Museum and is on the board of Cambridge Judge Business School.
He has supported Liverpool football club since his early years in nearby Warrington.
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