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Higgins promoted to lead commercial strategy for Virgin Media Ireland

Virgin Media Ireland has announced the promotion of Paul Higgins to the role of VP of commercial.

Higgins joined the Liberty Global-owned operator five years ago, and most recently served as consumer director. Prior to Virgin, he held senior commercial positions in the telecommunications, media, technology and FMCG sectors in Ireland, the UK and Australia.

In this new role, Higgins will oversee the operator’s commercial strategy. This encompasses  sales, marketing, product delivery, and digital channels. He will also continue to drive growth in the company’s entertainment, connectivity and mobile business.

Tony Hanway, CEO of Virgin Media Ireland, said: “At Virgin Media we are big believers in promoting talented people from within and Paul has demonstrated that he delivers superior results through teamwork and a laser like focus on  Customers.  He joins our senior management team at exactly the right time as we continue to keep Ireland connected, informed and entertained through our market beating products and services.”

Higgins said: “Virgin Media has a fantastic set of assets; our brand, our network and all our front line teams while our products and services have never been more important or being used more widely than they are today. I’m looking forward to being part of the next chapter in the Virgin Media growth story as we’ve an exciting opportunity to deliver great products and experiences that our customers will truly value.”