(By Balaseshan) News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWS), a diversified global media company, said it has appointed Paul Cheesbrough to the role of Chief Technology Officer.
Cheesbrough will report directly to News Corp.'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch.
In this position, Cheesbrough will be responsible for setting the company's global technology strategy as well as coordinating with senior leaders across the organization to develop new digital products and expand the digital footprint of its portfolio of businesses.
In addition, he will collaborate with technology teams at the publishing and education businesses and oversee the transition of IT systems relating to the company's proposed separation into two distinct companies.
Most recently, Cheesbrough served as Chief Information Officer for News International, where he was responsible for the organization's technology strategy, delivery, transformation programs and digital products.
Before joining News International, he served as Chief Information Officer at the Telegraph Media Group, where he pioneered the development of a wide range of new digital products.
NWS is trading up 0.80% at $24.55 on Tuesday. The stock has been trading between $14.87 and $24.81 for the past 52 weeks.