New director joins Cable Europe

April 23, 2014 16.35 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

Virginia LeeCable Europe has appointed Virginia Lee as its director of communications.

Lee has spent much of her career as a corporate communications specialist within the media industry, with experience encompassing the regulatory, trade association, public and private sectors.

Prior to her role at Cable Europe she has held the positions of director of communications and public policy at Discovery Networks Europe, head of corporate affairs for the Granada Media Group, and spokesperson for the Independent Television Commission.

She has also worked as a communications and government affairs consultant to the UK’s Satellite and Cable Broadcasters’ Group, the European Centre for Public Affairs, and on behalf of Albany Associates in the United Arab Emirates and in Kosovo.

Commenting on the appointment, Matthias Kurth, executive chairman of Cable Europe, said: “I’m delighted to announce Virginia’s appointment to Cable Europe, particularly at a time when this vibrant industry has such an incredibly strong story to tell. Both technology and business have never moved faster in our sector, and it’s vital that we continue to engage and inform across European markets to ensure future-proof environments capable of fostering and supporting innovation and growth”.

Caroline van Weede, Cable Europe’s MD, added: “Virginia’s appointment further strengthens the great team here at Cable Europe. She brings with her a wealth of experience in corporate communications gained within the media sector, and is as excited as we are to continue to develop our dialogue with the widest range of our stakeholders”.