Chris Fowler

General Counsel Technology Transformation, BT Group


Chris Fowler is General Counsel BT Technology and Transformation at BT Group plc in London. Chris is accountable for the legal support to BT Technology which is the unit in BT responsible for the design, delivery and management of BT’s core network infrastructure, its research and development activities and its internal IT infrastructure. In addition Chris is responsible for transformation within BT Legal & Governance and is responsible for implementing its strategy, managing its overall budget as well as the central operations team which comprises finance, 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.

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