Murdochs getting help

Philips to help with operational, strategic initiatives

NEW YORK — News Corp. on Thursday named Jeremy Philips senior VP of the office of the chairman effective Aug. 16.

Based in New York, Philips will assist chairman-CEO Rupert Murdoch and deputy chief operating officer Lachlan Murdoch with operational and strategic initiatives across the company.

He will report to the office of the chairman, which consists of Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch, COO Peter Chernin, chief financial officer David DeVoe and group general counsel Arthur Siskind.

Philips previously worked in New York as director of strategic investments at Citigroup. Before that, he was vice chairman of ecorp Limited, a subsidiary of Publishing & Broadcasting Limited in Sydney.

Philips has worked in media and telecommunications at McKinsey & Co. He served as chairman of eBay Australia & New Zealand; as a director of ninemsn, a joint venture between Publishing and Broadcasting and Microsoft; and as a director of Ticketek, Australia’s leading ticketing business.

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