Keith Read


Former Group Director of Compliance and Ethics

Keith Read is an award-winning thought leader and expert in compliance, ethics, culture,
risk, supply chain and governance.

He is currently director and principal of his own compliance consultancy and advises a
diverse range of organisations on compliance, ethics and risk. He chairs the Compliance
Directors Dining Group in London which has some 150 members at CCO, CECO, GC, SVP,
VP and Director-level drawn from major European organisations, and also lectures senior
staff on risk and compliance at Oxford University as part of a broad range of advisory work
within the university sector.

Keith was formerly the Group Director of Compliance and Ethics for BT (British Telecom) in
London, when he won the Compliance Register’s Best Compliance Officer award, and also
the Best Compliance Company award. He was subsequently the subject of a full-page Daily
Telegraph national press article - ‘Compliance and Science’. BT is a high-profile £20Bn
($32Bn) company, with 150,000 employees and contractors operating in 176 countries.