A New Zealander will head one of the leading media companies in the UK.
Tom Mockridge has been announced as the new chief executive of Virgin Media, after serving Rupert Murdoch for over 20 years at News Corp.
Mockridge – who was overlooked for the top job at News Corp – will now do battle with his former employers in the British pay-TV market.
“I have 22 years of experience in News Corp, across multiple markets, but it’s not like I’m taking a box of secrets out from News International that is going to be relevant here,” he said. “Frankly I’ve got a lot to learn and absorb.” Continue reading »