Campbell Reid to take triple role leading corporate affairs for Foxtel, Fox Sports and News Corp as Bruce Meagher exits

Campbell Reid, News Corp Australia’s director of corporate affairs, has been promoted to the newly created role of group executive for corporate affairs, policy and government relations. The move will also give him responsibility for the company’s Fox Sports operation and pay TV company Foxtel.

His appointment comes as Bruce Meagher, Foxtel’s group director corporate affairs, departs the company after six years.

Reid is now in a role across News Corp and the newly merged Foxtel Fox Sports business

Meanwhile Reid has been with News Corp for most of his career. He is a former editor of both the Daily Telegraph and The Australian and as editorial director had responsibility for News Corp’s editorial output, across publications such as the Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail and Herald Sun, from 2007 to 2015.

Reid’s new role also coincides with the finalisation of the merger between Foxtel and Fox Sports today. The move sees News Corp take a two-third stake of Foxtel, which it owns with Telstra. Fox Sports will also be folded into the company.

The  merger was initially announced eight months ago and was cleared by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in December last year. In January it was announced Foxtel chief executive Peter Tonagh would leave the company after two years, with the Fox Sports CEO Patrick Delany promoted as chief executive of the newly merged business.

The Australian Financial Review is reporting the newly merged Foxtel and Fox Sports business could be rebranded in the future. 

In his new role Reid will take on responsibilities across Fox Sports, Foxtel and News Corp.

Michael Miller, News Corp executive chairman said: “I have asked Campbell to take on group-wide responsibilities and bring a collaborative, whole-of-company approach to the role of corporate, government affairs and policy across our businesses.”

Foxtel CEO Delany thanked Meagher for his contribution across the six years. “We wish him well for the future,” Delany said.

“Campbell’s passion for what we do and his deep knowledge of the company and its ambitions makes him uniquely qualified to lead this process,” he added.

On his appointment, Reid said he was excited by the opportunity to help the companies achieve their future ambitions.


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