BT bids farewell to the wrong man with the right plan

Gavin Patterson didn’t play it safe as BT’s chief executive, but City analysts say he got more wrong than he got right

Fortune favours the brave, they say – but only sometimes.

No one could accuse Gavin Patterson, the outgoing chief executive of BT, of playing it safe during his time at the helm of the telecoms group.

‘The board is fully supportive of the strategy recently set out by Gavin and his team’

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