Paul Edwards takes chief comms officer post at Foxtel

Foxtel has announced Paul Edwards as its chief communications officer. The newly created role will report to CEO Patrick Delany and also join the broarder News Corp Australia comms team lead by Campbell Reid.

Edwards joins from Commonwealth Bank where he had been senior advisor in group corporate affairs since 2018.

Prior to his role at Commonwealth Bank, Edwards was a senior executive at ANZ, heading up corporate communications.

Delany said Edwards’ appointment strengthened Foxtel’s communications team at a crucial time as the company pursued its ambitious business transformation.

“Paul’s extensive business and communications experience add an important skill set to our management team at a time when engagement with external stakeholders and our own people about our strategy has never been more important.

“We are already seeing positive momentum in strengthening Foxtel for the future and we look forward to Paul’s contribution as part of our strengthened communications team,” Delany said.

The announcement comes during a tough time for Foxtel, with News Corp making it known in its quarterly reporting that the business is struggling financially and flagging potential job cuts as a means of recovering the situation.

There has also recently been a raft of personnel changes, with both Andrew Mulready and Brigitte Slattery departing in the last three months. Shortly before that, the business combined its sales teams with MCN.


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