Virgin Media’s head of strategy steps down

Virgin Medias strategy chief Ernie Cormier is leaving the company as part of a wider restructure following the departure of chief executive Steve Burch. It is thought Cormier will step down as managing director of strategy in the new year.

Virgin Media’s strategy chief Ernie Cormier is leaving the company as part of a wider restructure following the departure of chief executive Steve Burch. It is thought Cormier will step down as managing director of strategy in the new year.

Virgin insisted that Cormier had taken the decision “some time ago” to return to the US but it has emerged that head of customer care Steve Stewart will leave the group at the same time. The future of the company’s finance head Jacques Kerrest is also reported to be uncertain.

Virgin has not yet appointed a full-time replacement for Burch, who resigned in the summer, but acting chief executive Neil Berkett has said that he is treating his trial period as if he was the permanent head.

Virgin Media’s marketing department is led by James Kydd, who took on the new role of managing director of marketing and brand in September (MW September 27).

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