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Charles Burdick has resigned as group MD for cableco Telewest, it was announced today.

In a statement Burdick said that "it is a time of change," adding: "I am leaving to pursue other opportunities".

Barry Elson, who until recently was COO of Silicon Valley outfit Urban Media, has been appointed as acting chief exec.

Cob Stenham, chairman of Telewest Communications, is to be appointed chairman of the board of directors of Telewest Global.

Burdick, who used to be FD at Telewest, took the top job in summer 2002 after chief exec Adam Singer was deposed in a boardroom putsch orchestrated by the firm's non-executive directors. ®

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