Tom Mockridge is Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Media, the pioneering cable operator delivering market leading ultrafast broadband, TV and telephony to more than 15 million customers in the UK and Ireland. Virgin Media also operates TV3, the leading commercial television broadcaster in Ireland.
Tom joined Liberty Global in June 2013 following the acquisition of Virgin Media. During the previous two decades, he worked for News Corporation in a variety of senior roles across the world. He started his career as a newspaper journalist in his native New Zealand, then in Australia, before becoming an adviser and spokesperson for the Federal Treasurer, the Honourable Paul Keating.
In 1991, he joined News Corporation’s newspaper business and went on to hold executive positions at Foxtel in Australia, Star Group in Asia, Independent Newspapers in New Zealand, Sky New Zealand and News Corporation’s television operations across Europe. In 2002, Tom led the merger of Stream TV and Tele+ in Italy to create Sky Italia; he led the combined business as Chief Executive Officer until 2011. In July 2011, he was appointed Chief Executive of what was then News International in the UK. Tom has served as Deputy Chairman of both BSkyB and Sky Deutschland.
Tom graduated from Auckland University (BA Economics and Politics) and holds an MBA from Deakin University in Victoria, Australia.Back to Leadership