17th January 2017
Virgin Media today announces the appointment of Catherine Lynch as Chief People Officer.
Reporting to CEO Tom Mockridge, Catherine joins the Virgin Media Executive Committee.
Prior to Virgin Media, Catherine was most recently Group HR Director of financial services company Towergate.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Catherine's career has focussed on developing high performing organisations and the HR teams supporting them in brands as diverse as BGL, Barclaycard, Santander, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media CEO, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Catherine to the team, her strong experience developing high performing organisations will be invaluable as we continue to transform and grow Virgin Media.
Catherine Lynch, Chief People Officer at Virgin Media, said:
“Together with its partners, Virgin Media is 25,000 people strong.
“I’m very much looking forward to joining a company so focussed on continuing to grow its people and develop its culture. Virgin Media is transforming itself and employees are right at the heart of how it will achieve its ambition.”
Catherine replaces Maurice Daw who moves into a new role at Virgin Media as Customer Director, London.
In addition to joining the Virgin Media Executive Committee, Catherine also has a functional reporting line to Amy Blair, SVP and Chief People Officer at Liberty Global and will be a member of the Group-wide People Leadership Team.
Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
About Virgin Media
Virgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline.
The company’s dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely available broadband speeds to homes and businesses. We’re expanding this through our £3bn Project Lightning programme, which will reach 17 million premises by the end of 2019.
Our interactive TV service brings live programmes, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games in a set-top box, as well as on-the-go for tablets and smartphones.
We launched the world’s first virtual mobile network, offering fantastic value and services. We are also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.
Through Virgin Media Business, we support entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector, delivering the fastest speeds and tailor-made services.
Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s largest international cable company, with operations in more than 30 countries.