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Liz Walker

General counsel, responsible for legal, regulatory, governance and compliance activities

Liz leads our legal, regulatory, governance and compliance activities across the UK, Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia.

Liz was appointed as general counsel in September 2014. 

Liz leads our legal, regulatory, governance and compliance activities across UK, Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia. Her team is based around the globe in key jurisdictions.

The team delivers practical, commercially focused and cost-effective solutions enabling the business while supporting and protecting our interests and assets globally using a mix of in-house and external resources. In addition, Liz is responsible for shaping, implementing and driving the global legal vision and strategy. As well as being a member of our leadership team, Liz represents us on the legal, governance and compliance leadership team.

Liz joined us in 1991 and began her career as a commercial manager supporting the UK and global businesses. This included spending time in Atlanta, US with our first international outsourcing company, Syncordia, and then BT Germany.

On returning to the UK, Liz was responsible for the legal and commercial support to our global deals. In 2009, she was appointed vice president and chief counsel for EMEA and Latin America, running a multi-national, multi-jurisdictional team of lawyers, regulatory specialists and contract managers covering all aspects of our legal, regulatory and compliance needs in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

In March 2012, Liz took on the role of vice president, organisational health working across the globe to drive our transformation into a healthier organisation.

In June 2014, Liz became vice president, CEO office to set up and run a small team delivering efficiency, effectiveness, governance and compliance across our leadership team.

Prior to joining us, Liz worked as a Commercial Executive in a UK WAN business.

Liz is a qualified solicitor and a member of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Her interests include scouting and working with young people, particularly on an international level. She is also county commissioner for Hertfordshire Scouts.