Neil Foulger, managing director, HR, Liberty Global Group
Foulger represented Liberty Global's HR interests in the formation of the Dutch joint venture with Vodafone
He was also the HR lead in the acquisitions of Cable & Wireless Communications and Virgin Media by Liberty Global. Denver-based Liberty Global is now the largest international cable company with operations in more than 30 countries and 41,000 employees.
Foulger has worked in Liberty Global for more than 10 years where he has been at the centre of the convergence of the media, mobile and telecommunications sectors. He has covered a number of HR leadership roles, most recently as managing director, HR with responsibility for global compensation and benefits. He represented Liberty Global's HR interests in the formation of the joint venture with Vodafone in 2016, creating the first fully-converged national communications operator for the Netherlands. He was also responsible for the HR aspects of the recent acquisitions of Cable & Wireless Communications and Virgin Media, and led the cross-functional compensation and policy stream in the integration phase.
Since joining Liberty Global, Foulger has worked with SVP CPO Amy Blair to deliver market-leading compensation programmes across the world including several effective equity-based incentives. He introduced streamlined performance and pay processes through online self-service; significantly shortening cycle times and giving managers more decision-making control. Recently he has overseen the transition to cloud-based global HR systems introducing talent discovery and performance management.
Foulger joined Liberty Global from Citigroup where he was director, compensation and benefits. Previously he has held HR, sales and manufacturing management positions at British Telecom and Xerox.
Foulger has a degree in physics and laser physics from Swansea University and is a member of the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Physics. He is a founder member of the Performance & Reward Centre (PARC), the UK’s lead body for reward practitioners.