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News Brief: Neil Berkett swapping Virgin Media for Guardian Media

Neil Berkett, the outgoing boss of Virgin Media, will become chair of publishing group Guardian Media Group when his tenure at the UK cable company ends later this month.

Berkett is being replaced by former News Corp. executive Tom Mockridge following Liberty Global’s takeover of UK MSO Virgin Media.

Having been a non-exec director of GMG since 2009, he will succeed Dame Amelia Fawcett.

GMG owns a range of UK media businesses. It is best known as the owner of loss-making UK quality newspaper The Guardian.