General Counsel BT Technology & Transformation, BT Legal and Governance
Chris Fowler is General Counsel Technology Services and Transformation at BT Group plc in London. As well as being accountable for the legal support to BT’s Technology division he is also responsible for the operations team which is responsible in BT Legal and Co Sec for defining and implementing its strategy, operating model, managing its overall budget as well as vendor management, technology implementation, reporting and communications. Previously Chris was the General Counsel for Commercial Transactions with responsibility for setting and oversight of BT’s group wide contractual risk frameworks. His work in transforming this function was acknowledged by the Association of Corporate Counsel as one of its Value Champions in 2013, cited as one of the reasons why BT was recognised by the FT Innovative Lawyers awards as the most innovative in-house team in 2015 and the Legal 500 as its Telecoms Team of the year for 2018. Prior to joining BT Chris worked in the legal departments of Experian and Volkswagen Audi Group and was called to the Bar by Lincolns Inn in 1994.