MUMBAI: News Corporation has appointed Tom Mockridge to the role of CEO of News International. Mockridge will assume responsibility for his new role with immediate effect following the resignation of Rebekah Brooks.
Mockridge joins News International from Sky Italia where he has been CEO since launch in 2003. He was also CEO of European Television of News Corporation, overseeing News Corporation’s television operations in Europe, outside of the UK.
News International COO Laura Cioli and CFO Domenico Labianca will assume Mockridge’s responsibilities on an interim basis, reporting to News Corporation deputy chief operating officer and chairman and CEO – international James Murdoch.
James Murdoch said, “Tom is an outstanding executive with unrivalled experience across our journalism and television businesses. He has proven himself to be a very effective operator in his time at Sky Italia. Under his leadership, Sky has grown to become one of the world’s most successful pay TV businesses, reaching close to 5 million homes and launching channels like TG24 which has set a new standard for independent journalism in Italy. I believe that Tom is the best person to move the company forward to a brighter future.”