Virgin Media Business announced today that Peter Kelly is to become managing director from 16th September 2013. Peter will report directly to Tom Mockridge, chief executive officer of Virgin Media, and will be part of the group executive committee, demonstrating the importance of the business division to the success of the wider Virgin Media group.
Peter brings with him an outstanding track record in B2B telecoms having spent the last five years at Vodafone, leading the transformation of their Enterprise division.
Tom Mockridge, chief executive officer of Virgin Media said, “Peter’s a very welcome addition to our executive team as Virgin Media Business has an important part to play in the growth of Virgin Media. Despite the economic challenges currently facing our public sector and private enterprise customers, the business-to-business market offers big long term opportunities for us. Peter is the right person to have on board to accelerate Virgin Media Business’s growth and challenge the incumbents in this market.”
Peter Kelly said, “I am delighted to join Virgin Media Business and be part of Virgin Media’s group executive committee. The company has already made huge strides forward in establishing itself as the main challenger to BT in business telecoms. I’m looking forward to taking the business on the next part of its journey, with growth and innovation at the forefront of my focus.”
Tony Grace, interim managing director at Virgin Media Business, will continue in his role until Peter joins in September, at which time Tony will return to his previous position as chief operating officer of the business division.
Peter Kelly’s background
Peter is a highly experienced MD and General Manager with over 25 years’ experience in the ICT industry.
Since 2008 Peter has managed a team of over 1500 people as Enterprise Director of Vodafone UK driving the business in the areas of fixed line telecoms, mobile and IT services to a variety of market sectors including the public sector and multi-national enterprises.
Previously, Peter was President, Enterprise, EMEA at Nortel and responsible for a $900m enterprise business and managed a significant team focused on driving growth, profit and market share.
Virgin Media Business
About Virgin Media Business
Virgin Media Business is the largest business-to-business Virgin brand and part of the Virgin Media group, the UK’s first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services. The division prides itself on delivering innovative, high quality solutions that break down the barriers facing UK organisations today.
Businesses and public sector organisations around the country are using the Virgin Media Business network and skilled service teams to deliver far more than just high speed connectivity.
Staff are located at 40 offices across the country, meaning Virgin Media Business really is closer to its customers. Organisations working with Virgin Media Business include Knight Frank, Telefonica, London Grid for Learning, Hampshire Fire and Rescue and Cambridge County Council.
It has the UK’s only nationwide fibre optic network, carrying 35 per cent of all business broadband traffic and is already able to reach 85 per cent of businesses in the UK.
Virgin Media is a part of Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 25 million customers across 14 countries, helping connect people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.