Virgin Media names new CFO

Virgin Media has said Jerry Elliot will become its new chief financial officer, taking up his position on January 5 next year.

Elliot has experience across finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and communications, where he was president and CEO of US transmission company Global Signal. Most recently he was chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Cengage Learning, an educational print and electronic publisher.

Charles Gallagher, a former Virgin Media board member who has been handling CFO duties since the resignation of chief financial officer Jacques Kerrest in March, will stay on for a further three months to assist with the handover.