News Corp’s Australian chief operating officer Damian Eales has been promoted to global head of transformation to overhaul the company’s global portfolio.
Announced to staff in an email and reported on The Australian, in the newly created role, Eales is set to lead a global shared services team for News Corp, based in New York.
News Corp Australasia executive chairman Michael Miller said: “The role of Damian’s team will be to create a contemporary structure for the company that embraces a shared services model and uses shared skills and experiences to reduce costs and also ensure News Corp’s techniques and technology are genuinely the best in the world.”
He added: “One of Damian’s great achievements during his time with us has been aligning our goals and strategic direction across the whole of the company.
“He leaves the rest of the executive team with the building blocks in place to achieve an aligned, agile, growth-orientated future and I personally thank him for that major contribution.”
Eales chief operating role will not be replaced, however, several executives across News Corp will take on extra responsibilities when Eales moves to New York in September.
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