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Matthew Key

Non-executive director

Matthew Key 

Matthew joined the BT Group plc Board on 25 October 2018 and is a member of the Audit & Risk and Nominating & Governance Committees. 

Matthew is currently a non-executive director at Burberry. He was previously a non-executive director of OSN a leading pay-TV operator in the Middle East and was a member of the advisory board of Samsung Europe between 2015 and 2017.

From 2007 to 2014 Matthew held various positions at Telefonica, including Chairman and CEO of Telefonica Europe plc, and Chairman and CEO of Telefonica Digital, the global innovation arm of Telefonica. Matthew also served as the CFO, Strategy and Regulation Director of O2 UK from 2002 to 2004 before becoming CEO of the company until 2007.

Prior to this, Matthew gained a wealth of telecoms experience including as Finance Director at Vodafone and Chairman of Tesco Mobile.

Matthew has also held positions at companies including Kingfisher plc, Coca Cola & Schweppes Beverages Limited and Grand Metropolitan.

Matthew has been Chairman of the Dallaglio foundation since 2013, a charity which works with under-privileged youth.