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Catherine Lynch

Chief People Officer

Catherine Lynch
Virgin Media

About Catherine Lynch

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 a 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 the Virgin spirit to enable people to do their best work and be the best they can be. This in turn drives higher productivity and will deliver Virgin Media’s objectives.

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. Catherine 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 three children, 10-year-old twins (boy and girl) and their 14- year-old daughter. Interests include running, gardening, and skiing.

A quote which  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.


Session Three: Taking control of Talent Management

95% of HR leaders cited burnout as the main reason that their top talent is heading for the door. It’s no longer enough for businesses to think onboarding ends when a contract is signed, or that employees will find their own way in an organisational structure. HR needs to take centre stage in leading the Talent Management revival, through asking the difficult questions that every Board needs to hear.

  • How is the business evaluating senior executives and their direct reports?
  • What is the business doing to retain its high-potential talent?
  • Has HR kept pace with the changing demands of the workplace?

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