Virgin Hyperloop One today announced that Sir Richard Branson has decided to step down from his role as Chairman based on the increased commitment of time the position now requires.
Sir Richard played a significant role in the growth and development of the company. He will remain a significant supporter of VH1.
The company is in a strong position and therefore it is time for a new full time Chairman to lead the next chapter of VH1.
Sir Richard said: “For the first time in more than 20 years, I took on a Chairman’s role last year to help Virgin Hyperloop One through a transitional period. We have since secured key agreements in India, Spain and are working with a number of US States to further develop this exciting technology. At this stage in the company’s evolution, I feel it needs a more hands-on Chair, who can focus on the business and these opportunities. It will be difficult for me to fulfill that commitment as I already devote significant time to my philanthropic ventures and the many business within the Virgin Group.”