Rebekah Horne to return to Australia as MySpace International boss

Rebekah Horne MySpaceRebekah Horne, the founding employee of MySpace Australia who left the country last September to head the site’s European office, is returning home as boss of the entire international operation outside the US.

In an internal announcement it was revealed that Horne – previously GM of Europe and Australia –  is to become MD and senior vice president of MySpace International. And Mumbrella understands that the promotion means she will also be moving back Down Under.

In the internal memo, CEO Owen Van Natta told staff:

“International will continue to be a major priority for MySpace going forward and I’m proud to announce that Rebekah Horne – formerly our GM of Europe and Australia – will be taking over as MD and SVP of International. During her tenure at MySpace, Rebekah has done an incredible job inspiring and leading teams across Europe and the rest of the world. Rebekah spent last week in LA working with us on strategic planning and this week I plan to join her in London to meet with our leadership team in Europe.”

Horne was MySpace Australia’s first employee and led the Australian launch of the site in 2006. She previously worked at EMI, Warner and Optus.

Her latest promotion follows a huge restructure of MySpace internationally which saw heavy job cuts globally and several offices being closed. However, Australia is to be one of the regional hubs for the News Corp-owned company.


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