Brian leads the Institute of Customer Service’s activities in research and insight. He joined the Institute from BT where, over 18 years, he worked in a variety of senior marketing, commercial and strategic roles focusing on a broad range of customers from consumers and small businesses to large, global corporates and government departments. He began his career in BT managing a busy customer service operation in the North East of England. Brian’s research for The Institute has examined Evolving Customer Behaviours, Employee Engagement and Customer Satisfaction, the People and Technology Interface in Customer Service, Service Productivity and the Relationship between Customer Satisfaction and Financial Performance. Brian holds a degree in Modern History and French from New College, Oxford and a Masters degree in European Policy and Management from Birkbeck College, University of London.