Nicola Green | Influence 100

Nicola Green 

Chief Communications & Corporate Affairs Director
Virgin Media O2



Good-humoured, energetic and an evangelist for the power of communications for consumer brands, Nicola Green was named Virgin Media O2’s chief communications and corporate affairs director in 2021, after the telecommunications company was formed through the merger of Liberty’s Virgin Media and Telefonica’s O2. Green’s appointment came after 18 years with Telefónica, which operates the O2 mobile network in the UK, including being named director of corporate affairs in 2019.

Green is an active campaigner for diversity and women in the PR industry, as well as being committed to driving through Virgin Media O2’s ‘Better Connections’ sustainability plan – the firm recently became the first telecoms provider to achieve Carbon Trust certification for action towards net zero emissions – and initiatives to help customers through the cost of living crisis with free data for those in need through the National Databank Hub, as well as creating 350 apprenticeships and courses to close the digital skills shortage in the UK.

Green – who received one of PRovoke Media's 2019 Outstanding Individual Achievement SABRE Awards – previously led consumer PR at Orange, where she built sponsorship properties such as BAFTA and Glastonbury Festival. Green was also a brand manager at Dr Pepper, and has worked in agency, looking after a number of FMCG brands at Burson-Marsteller.