EXCLUSIVE. Virgin Media has confirmed that its chief technology officer Howard Watson has left the company to pursue other business interests.
Watson joined Telewest in 1993, initially running the team that defined the operator’s access network, later overseeing the construction of the network at the height of its build in the mid-1990s. When Telewest merged with NTL to form Virgin Media, he took on responsibility for technical and IT strategy, architecture, development and day-to-day operations of the company’s television and broadband platforms.
Martin Wyke remains in place as chief technology and information officer, alongside Jeff Wollen is executive director of change, who holds responsibility for Virgin’s improvement and restructuring programme. Both were recruited by Watson.
Last month, CFO Jerry Elliot has resigned from the cablenet citing family health reasons.