Olivia Ruth Garfield CBE is the chief executive of Severn Trent Water plc, a water company based in the United Kingdom.
Before joining Severn Trent, Olivia (Liv) was Chief Executive Officer of Openreach, part of the BT Group, where she spearheaded and oversaw the commercial roll-out of fibre broadband to two-thirds of the country.
She joined BT in 2002 and held the pivotal roles of Group Director of Strategy and Regulation, Managing Director Commercial and Brands, Global Services and UK Customer Services Director.
From 1998 to 2002, Liv worked for Accenture as a consultant in the Communications and High Tech Market Unit, designing and implementing business change solutions across a number of industry sectors.
In October 2020, Liv was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the water industry.
Olivia Ruth Garfield
Born: 10 September 1975
Company: Severn Trent Water plc
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Appointed: Chief Executive on 11 April 2014
Country: United Kingdom