Catherine Lynch

Chief People Officer - Virgin Media

Topic: Creating a Culture of Leadership


Catherine Lynch joined Virgin Media in January 2017 as the Chief People Officer.

Catherine is a commercially focused HR Director who is passionate about developing people and improving the employee experience. Since joining Virgin Media Catherine has led the development of the People Strategy with core focus on building a capable and effective leadership team, increasing employee engagement and driving high performance across the organisation.

Catherine believes in creating an inclusive environment and celebrating our Virgin Spirit to enable people to do their best work and be the best they can be. This in turn drives higher productivity and delivers our Virgin Media Strategy.

With a background in Digital, Financial Services and Retail organisations, Catherine is an experienced leader who uses her skills and network to source, select and develop talent. Graduated with an MSc in Human Resources Management and Services, from Buckingham University, and is a fellow of the CIPD. Catherine lives in Berkhamsted, Herts with her husband Gary and their 3 children, 10-year-old twins (boy and girl) and their 14-year-old daughter. Interests include running, gardening, and skiing.

A quote that  epitomises where Catherine sees her role: “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader.” – Dolly Parton.