Senior team

Our senior team has over 65 years collective investment and operational experience at Virgin. Meet the team here.
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Josh Bayliss

Josh Bayliss has been CEO of the Virgin Group since 2011. He is responsible for the Group’s strategic development and licensing of the Virgin brand globally, the management of direct investments on behalf of the Virgin Group and Branson family. Josh was previously a Senior Associate at leading international law firm Slaughter and May.

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Andrew Swaffield

Andrew Swaffield is the Chief Commercial Officer for the Virgin Group and Chief Executive Officer for Virgin Red – the rewards club for Virgin customers.  With more than 20 years’ CEO experience, Andrew is a loyalty expert having created the Avios platform for International Airlines Group (IAG), held senior roles in British Airways and was responsible for the restructuring of Monarch Airlines. Andrew joined the Virgin Group in 2018.

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Holly Branson

Holly Branson is the Chief Purpose and Vision Officer on the Virgin leadership team, Chair of Virgin Unite, and Founder and Trustee of Big Change. After achieving medical and physiology degrees and realising her dream of working as a doctor, joined the Virgin Group as a member of the leadership team in 2008. She dedicates her time to her passions: people, purpose and the future of work. In 2018, Holly published her first book, the international best-seller: WEconomy. 

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Peter Norris

Peter Norris is the Chairman of the Virgin Group, a position he took up in 2009. Prior to this he had acted as an adviser to the Group from 1996 and had chaired Virgin Active from 2002 to 2007. He also currently chairs Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Hotels. Peter has over 40 years’ experience in investment banking and business management.  

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Evan Lovell

Evan Lovell is the Chief Investment Officer of the Virgin Group and is responsible for managing the Virgin Group’s investments globally and its portfolio in North America. Evan is a seasoned private equity investor and operator, having invested and participated in global private equity and M&A over the last 20 years, working previously at TPG Capital. 

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Amy Stirling

Amy Stirling is the Chief Financial Officer of the Virgin Group. Amy joined the Group in September 2016, having spent the three previous years as a Non-Executive Director in roles spanning plc, not for profit and government. Amy was the CFO of the public company TalkTalk until 2013 following its demerger from the Carphone Warehouse Group (CWG). Prior to the demerger, Amy spent 10 years working with the CWG telecoms business.

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Ian Woods

Ian Woods is the General Counsel and COO of the Virgin Group and has been with Virgin since 2005. Ian holds responsibility across various functions within Virgin Management. This includes legal, people, company secretarial, facilities and IT. Ian previously worked for leading international law firm Slaughter and May.