21st Century Fox announced Monday the appointment of Paul Cheesbrough to the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
In this new role, he will lead company-wide information technology strategy and play a leadership role in driving its investments in technology, platforms and systems on a global basis. He joins 21CF from News Corp, where he also has served as Chief Technology Officer.
Mr. Cheesbrough will report to Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch, who commented: “Paul is an outstanding executive.”
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Reporting to Mr. Cheesbrough in his new role will be the enterprise technology leaders from Fox Networks Group, Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox News Channel.
Since 2012, Mr. Cheesbrough has served as Chief Technology Officer for News Corp. In this role he led the company’s technology teams and drove digital transformation across its businesses, focusing on new platforms, digital investments and acquisitions.
Prior to that he held executive technology leadership positions at News Corp’s UK business News UK, Telegraph Media Group, the BBC and IBM. He also currently serves as the Chairman of Unruly Media.
21st Century Fox is the world’s leading portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe.