Ocado Group plc announced that Gavin Patterson has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 June 2024. Gavin will also be a member of the People Committee and the Remuneration Committee, with those appointments taking place on the date of his appointment to the Board. Gavin was previously at Salesforce Inc., predominantly in the role of President and Chief Revenue Officer, before stepping down in January 2023.

Prior to joining Salesforce, he held multiple senior roles at BT Group plc, including Group Chief Executive Officer between 2013 and 2019. Gavin brings to the Ocado Board, considerable expertise leading large multinational organizations and highly relevant experience of the global marketplace for platform services. His prior positions include management and marketing roles at Procter & Gamble.

Gavin has served on various boards including of listed, privately held and private equity-owned companies as well as for several charities and educational establishments. Currently, he Chairs an AIM listed business, Elixirr International plc and the privately owned companies, Kahoot! and Beamery Inc. He is a Non-Executive Director of a NASDAQ listed company, Wix.com and Non-Executive Director of private entities, Fractal Analytics, X3T and Malt.

He has an advisory role at Kraken Technologies. He also Chairs the British American Business Association and serves on the Council of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He graduated from Cambridge University with an MEng, Chemical Engineering.

For the purposes of Listing Rule 9.6.13(1)R, Gavin Patterson was a Non-Executive Director of British Airways plc within the previous five years, but no longer holds this position. For the purposes of Listing Rule 9.6.13(3)R, Gavin Patterson was a Director of Tappit Technologies (UK) Ltd. at the time it went into administration in 2023. In accordance with the Listing Rules, there are no additional matters that would require disclosure under 9.6.11R nor 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules of the UK Financial Conduct Authority.