Liz Walker

General counsel

Biography

Liz WalkerLiz was appointed General counsel, in September 2014. She reports to the CEO, Global Services.

Liz leads Global Services legal, regulatory, governance and compliance activities across UK, Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia and 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 the interests and assets of BT 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 the Global Services leadership team, Liz represents Global Services on the Legal, governance and compliance leadership team.

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

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

In March 2012 Liz took on the role of VP Organisational Health working across the globe to drive the transformation of Global Services into a healthier organisation.

In June 2014 Liz became VP, CEO Office to set up and run a small team delivering efficiency, effectiveness, governance and compliance across the Global Services leadership team.

Prior to BT, 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 has recently been appointed County Commissioner for Hertfordshire Scouts.

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Liz Walker biography

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