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Virgin Media appoints new CEO of Ireland operations

Tony Hanway is to replace Magnus Ternsjö as the CEO of Virgin Media, it has been announced

​Quad play broadband provider Virgin Media has confirmed its appointment of a new CEO of Ireland operations.

Tony Hanway, who has held a number of roles with Telefonica across Europe, including CEO of O2 in Ireland, will succeed Magnus Ternsjö on Monday, October 19.

Virgin Media CEO Tony Hanway

Following following a short transition with Ternsjö, Hanway will take up the role and join the VM Executive Committee from Monday 2 November.

Prior to joining O2, Hanway was Managing Director of AOL Europe Operations Ltd and Vice President of AOL UK. He was also Chairman of the Irish Telecom and Internet Federation from 2013 to 2014.

Hanway said: “I am deeply honoured to be joining the Virgin Media team. These are truly exciting times for our business in Ireland and I look forward to playing my part in delivering a great experience for our customers.”

UPC Ireland transformed to Virgin Media earlier this month and launched its first Virgin Mobile deal for consumers.

The Company has also agreed to acquire TV3, the largest commercial broadcaster in Ireland subject to regulatory approval.

Ireland is an important growth market for Virgin Media. 

Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media CEO, said: “Ireland is an important growth market for Virgin Media. I am delighted we have secured an executive of Tony’s calibre to lead the team and deliver on our big plans to boost competition for consumers.”

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