News Corporation has announced appointments to three new senior roles in its European television businesses. Gary Davey and Steve Tomsic respectively become Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of News Corporation Stations Europe, a new entity which includes terrestrial television stations and their associated businesses operating across Europe outside the UK and Ireland. Marc Heller becomes Senior Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development, European Television. These roles report to Tom Mockridge, Chief Executive, European Television.
Gary Davey will re-join News Corporation as Chief Operating Officer, News Corp Stations Europe, reporting to Tom Mockridge. Previously Davey served as Chief Executive of Star TV, News Corp’s Pan-Asian business, and prior to that he was deputy managing director at British Sky Broadcasting Plc in the UK. He began his career at The Adelaide News in South Australia and has played a number of roles in the development of News Corporation businesses.
Steve Tomsic has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, News Corp Stations Europe. Tomsic has worked for the past two years at Sky Italia and prior to that at Foxtel, the Australian pay-TV platform partially owned by News Corporation.
Marc Heller will become Senior Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development, European Television. Heller has been based in Paris working on mergers and acquisitions for News Corporation. He worked in a similar role at Vivendi and was also a senior executive at Telepiu’, one of the predecessor companies to SKY Italia.
“These executives bring exceptional experience from around News Corporation to our European television businesses. We have assembled a high caliber management team and I look forward to working with them ,” Tom Mockridge, Chief Executive, European Television, said .
News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) had total assets as of March 31, 2008 of approximately US$62 billion and total annual revenues of approximately US$32 billion. News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers and information services; book publishing; and other. The activities of News Corporation are conducted principally in the United States, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia and the Pacific Basin.