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Beamery Appoints Former BT CEO As New Lead Independent Director

Beamery, the global leader in Talent Lifecycle Management, today announces the appointment of Gavin Patterson as its new Lead Independent Director, as the company continues to bolster its expertise at Board level. 

With over three decades of experience in high profile and hugely successful businesses within the telecommunications and technology industries, Patterson’s skills will be vital in further strengthening Beamery’s position as a pioneer in AI-driven talent management, and working to ensure equal access to work and skills for all. 

Before joining Beamery, Gavin Patterson was the President and Chief Revenue Officer at Salesforce. Prior to Salesforce, he was the CEO of BT for 6 years, leading the company through several pivotal moments, including its acquisition of EE, the launch of BT Sport, and the expansion of BT’s cybersecurity practice. 

Patterson has also held leadership positions at Virgin Media and Procter & Gamble, served on boards for private equity-owned and AIM-listed companies, and sat on the Governing Council of The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 

Commenting on the news, co-founder and CEO of Beamery, Abakar Saidov, said:  “We are delighted to have Gavin Patterson join the board of Beamery. With his hugely impressive track record leading highly respected companies to success, and his deep understanding of global market dynamics, Gavin will provide unparalleled strategic guidance as Beamery continues to grow in the UK and globally.”

“Gavin’s wealth of knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to guide organizations around skills-based transformation, and develop solutions that put talent at the heart of the business.” 

Lead Independent Director, Gavin Patterson, said: “I am very much looking forward to joining the board of Beamery, and working with such an exciting business that continues to innovate to help client organizations turn their workforce into a real competitive advantage.” 

“Beamery stands out in the market by offering companies the tools needed to retrain, retain, upskill and redeploy their workforce, in a way that enhances efficiency and quality, but also promotes fairness and reduces bias. I am delighted to help contribute to this important mission.”