News Corp Appoints New Group HR Director

News Corp Appoints New Group HR Director

Publishing giant News Corp Australia has announced the appointment of Ruth Allen as its new group director of human resources.

Allen will replace News Corp’s chief transformation officer, Derrick Crowley, who was decided to return home to the UK decided after three years in Australia. He will be relocate in June 2019.

Until that time, Crowley will work with Allen while continuing his responsibilities in leading the strategy to simplify News Corp’s business for growth.

Derrick Crowley

Derrick Crowley

Allen joins News Corp from Origin Energy, where she held the roles of general manager of people and culture, and GM of capability and culture.

Prior to almost nine years with Origin, Allen held senior roles with construction engineering company Thiess John Holland across the areas of capability, leadership and culture.

Her previous experience also includes five years at Telstra, where she was responsible for managing sales capability, cultural transformation and leadership in the customer sales and service division across inbound and outbound contact centres and Telstra shops.

Michael Miller, executive chairman of News Corp Australasia, said: “Ruth is a highly talented HR executive and brings a wealth of experience across a variety of industries to News Corp Australia.

“I’m delighted to welcome Ruth to the team and look forward to working with her as she continues to build on the great work done by Derrick in developing our company’s values and culture, staff engagement and talent development; and transforming our organisational structure.”

Based at News Corp’s Surry Hills office, Allen will commence her new role next month.

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