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Virgin Media general counsel Bryan Hall has retired from the company after six years in the role and will return to his native US.
Hall’s role will be filled by Scott Dresser who joined Virgin Media as deputy general counsel from US reinsurance company White Mountains Re Group. In his new role, Dresser will also advise the board of directors at the company.
Virgin Media chief executive Neil Berkett said: “Having worked closely with Scott over a number of years, I’m absolutely delighted to welcome someone of his calibre to our executive management team. During a period of major industry developments, Scott has successfully led our legal team on many key initiatives and his experience will be extremely valuable as Virgin Media looks to extend its lead in the entertainment and communications sector.”
Berkett continued: “I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Bryan Hall for his enormous contribution over the last six years as we built a robust business with an exciting future. Bryan assembled a very strong legal department around him, which made the decision to promote Scott an easy one. We wish Bryan every success in the future.”
Hall had been general counsel at Virgin Media since 2004