New COO for News

News Corp Australia has announced the appointment of Peter Tonagh as its new chief operating officer.

He joins the company from Foxtel, where he has been chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

News Corp Australia’s newly-appointed CEO Julian Clarke said Mr Tonagh is tasked with moving the business forward, while keeping its connections to its related companies in Foxtel, Fox Sports and the REA Group.

“In his position as COO, he will be responsible for helping drive the business to its next stage of growth,” Mr Clarke said.

“Peter is an outstanding media executive who over the last decade has been critical in driving the growth and success of Foxtel,” Mr Clarke said.

“Among his many achievements, Peter has overseen Foxtel’s overall strategy, the acquisition and integration of Austar, key channel negotiations and an increase in Foxtel’s expenditure on content including local production.”

Mr Tonagh said he was delighted to have been offered the role.

“It’s a privilege to have been asked to be chief operating officer of a company with such a strong heritage in journalism, deep connection with its customers and with such great print and digital assets,” he said.

“I look forward to joining talented colleagues at News Corp to take the company through its next stage of investment in journalism and new products and its continued evolution as an outstanding media company.”

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