Virgin Media has appointed former Verizon CFO Doreen A. Toben as an independent non-executive director.
Toben stepped down from her position as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications in 2009. Since 2002 she had also been a director of Verizon Wireless, co-owned by Verizon and Vodafone.
She currently serves as a director on the boards of The New York Times Co. as well as fashion company Liz Claiborne Inc.
Toben began her career at AT&T before joining Bell Atlantic. During her time there, she worked in a number of roles, becoming vice president and then CFO with responsibility for finance and strategic planning, prior to its merger with GTE to form Verizon in 2000.
Jim Mooney, Chairman of Virgin Media, commented: “Doreen is a highly respected executive within the communications industry and her extensive expertise will add significant value to our board.
As Virgin Media continues to exploit its superior network advantage and accelerates the development of its digital entertainment offering, Doreen’s wealth of financial and strategic planning experience will benefit the business greatly.”
Toben will join Virgin Media’s board this month and will become a member of the company’s audit committee.
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