People: News Corp (NWSA.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Keith Murdoch

83 2012 Executive Chairman of the Board

Lachlan Murdoch

43 2014 Non-Executive Co-Chairman of the Board

Robert Thomson

53 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Bedi Singh

54 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Joel Klein

67 Executive Vice President, Director

Gerson Zweifach

61 2012 General Counsel

Peter Barnes

71 2013 Lead Independent Director

James Murdoch

41 2013 Director

Jose Aznar

61 2013 Independent Director

Natalie Bancroft

34 2013 Independent Director

Elaine Chao

61 2013 Independent Director

John Elkann

38 2013 Independent Director

Ana Pessoa

47 2013 Independent Director

Masroor Siddiqui

42 2013 Independent Director

Michael Florin

SVP, Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Keith Murdoch

Mr. Keith Rupert Murdoch A.C. is Executive Chairman of the Board of NEWS Corp. Mr. K.R. Murdoch’s compensation as our Executive Chairman was determined and approved prior to the Company’s Separation from 21st Century Fox by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of 21st Century Fox (the “Fox Compensation Committee”). For fiscal 2015, decisions regarding Mr. K.R. Murdoch’s compensation as our Executive Chairman are determined and approved by the Company’s Compensation Committee. Mr. Zweifach’s services are provided to the Company pursuant to the Transition Services Agreement between the Company and 21st Century Fox. Under the Transition Services Agreement, the Company compensated 21st Century Fox for Mr. Zweifach’s services during fiscal 2014, and he received no compensation directly from the Company for those services. See “Certain Relationships and Related-Party Transactions.”

Lachlan Murdoch

Mr. Lachlan K. Murdoch is Non-Executive Co-Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been the Non-Executive Co-Chairman of both the Company and 21st Century Fox since March 2014. He has served as Executive Chairman of NOVA Entertainment (formerly known as DMG Radio Australia), an Australian media company, since 2009. Mr. L.K. Murdoch has served as the Executive Chairman of Illyria Pty Ltd, a private investment company, since 2005. He served as a Director of Ten Network Holdings Limited, an Australian media company, from 2010 to March 2014 and as its Non-Executive Chairman from February 2012 to March 2014, after serving as its Acting Chief Executive Officer from 2011 to January 2012. Mr. L.K. Murdoch served as an advisor to 21st Century Fox from 2005 to 2007, and served as its Deputy Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2005.

Robert Thomson

Mr. Robert J. Thomson has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Director since January 2013. He has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since January 2013. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Dow Jones and Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Thomson previously served as Publisher of Dow Jones from 2007 to 2008, after serving as Editor of The Times of London from 2002 to 2007. Prior to that role, he was Managing Editor of the U.S. edition of the Financial Times. Through his position as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thomson has an intimate knowledge of the Company’s operations. Mr. Thomson has extensive business, operational and international experience in the publishing industry through his career as a financial journalist, foreign correspondent and editor. Under his management and leadership, The Wall Street Journal was consistently one of the most innovative and successful newspapers in the U.S. and also greatly expanded its global reach through the digital initiatives of WSJ.com. As Managing Editor of the U.S. edition of the Financial Times, Mr. Thomson led its drive into the U.S. market, where sales trebled during his tenure. His keen understanding of the evolving U.S. and international markets in which the Company operates and his commitment to generating high quality content make him a valuable resource for the Board.

Bedi Singh

Mr. Bedi Ajay Singh has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since December 2012. He served as Co-CEO, President & Chief Financial Officer for MGM Studios, a media company, from 2008 to 2010. Previously, Mr. Singh served as Chief Financial Officer at Gemstar-TV Guide from 2006 to 2008, as Chief Finance and Administration Officer at Novartis Pharma A.G. from 2004 to 2006 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment from 1999 to 2003. Before joining Sony Pictures Entertainment, he held a number of senior finance positions at 21st Century Fox, including at News International (now known as News UK) as Financial Controller and Fox Filmed Entertainment as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and as Senior Vice President, Office of the Chairman of News Corporation. Mr. Singh is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Fellow of the UK Institute of Chartered Accountants and a graduate of the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School. Mr. Singh started his business career with Arthur Andersen in London.

Joel Klein

Mr. Joel I. Klein has been a Executive Vice President, Director of the Company. Mr. Klein has been an Executive Vice President of the Company since June 2013. Mr. Klein has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Amplify, the Company’s digital education business, since 2011. Mr. Klein previously served as a Director and Executive Vice President of 21st Century Fox from 2011 until June 2013. He was the New York City schools chancellor from 2002 through 2010. He was the U.S. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann, Inc. and Chief U.S. Liaison Officer to Bertelsmann AG from 2001 to 2002. Mr. Klein also served with the Clinton administration in a number of roles, including Deputy White House Counsel from 1993 to 1995. As Chief Executive Officer of Amplify, Mr. Klein is a key member of the Company’s management team. His experience leading the largest public school system in the United States and contacts in the education industry position him as an excellent executive for the Company’s digital education business.

Gerson Zweifach

Mr. Gerson Zweifach has served as the Company’s General Counsel since December 2012. He will continue to serve in such capacity on a transitional basis through January 31, 2015. Mr. Zweifach has been a Senior Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel of 21st Century Fox since February 2012. He also serves as Chief Compliance Officer of 21st Century Fox. Mr. Zweifach previously served as an attorney at the law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP where he was a partner from 1988 to February 2012 and currently serves as Of Counsel. Mr. Zweifach has been a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia since 1981 and the Bar of the State of New York since 1980.

Peter Barnes

Mr. Peter L. Barnes has been the Lead Independent Director of the Company since June 2013. Mr. Barnes has been a Director of Metcash Limited since 2005, serving as its Chairman since 2010, and was a Director of its predecessor from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Barnes served in various senior management positions in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia at Philip Morris International Inc. from 1971 to 1998, including as President of Philip Morris Asia Inc. Mr. Barnes served as a Director of 21st Century Fox from 2004 until June 2013. Mr. Barnes brings to the Board the leadership, operational and financial skills gained in his several roles at Philip Morris, as well as through his service as a Director at a number of private and public companies, including his service as Chairman of several of these companies.

James Murdoch

Mr. James R. Murdoch has been a Director of the Company since June 2013. Mr. J.R. Murdoch has been the Co-Chief Operating Officer of 21st Century Fox since March 2014. He previously served as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chairman and CEO, International of 21st Century Fox from 2011 until March 2014, after serving as 21st Century Fox’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Europe and Asia beginning in 2007. Mr. J.R. Murdoch was the Chief Executive Officer of British Sky Broadcasting (“BSkyB”) from 2003 to 2007. He has served as a Director of BSkyB since 2003 and served as its Non-Executive Chairman from 2007 to 2012. He has served on the Supervisory Board of Sky Deutschland since April 2013 and as its Chairman since September 2013. Mr. J.R. Murdoch was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of STAR Group Limited, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, from 2000 to 2003. Mr. J.R. Murdoch previously served as an Executive Vice President of 21st Century Fox, and served as a member of the Board from 2000 to 2003. Mr. J.R. Murdoch served as a Director of GlaxoSmithKline plc from 2009 to 2012 and as a Director of Sotheby’s from 2010 to 2012.

Jose Aznar

Mr. Jose Maria has been a Independent Director of the Company since June 2013. Mr. José María Aznar has been the President of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis, a political research and educational organization focused on Spain, since 1989. Mr. Aznar was a Distinguished Scholar at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Georgetown University from 2004 to 2011. Since 2011, he has been a Distinguished Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, where he is also Chairman of the Atlantic Basin Initiative. Mr. Aznar has served as a member of the International Advisory Board of Barrick Gold Corporation since 2011. Mr. Aznar is the Honorific President of the Partido Popular of Spain and served as its Executive President from 1990 to 2004. Mr. Aznar was a member of The State Council of Spain from 2005 to 2006 and served as the President of Spain from 1996 to 2004. Mr. Aznar served as a Director of 21st Century Fox from 2006 until June 2013. Mr. Aznar, with his extensive experience, including serving as President of Spain, brings knowledge, expertise and an international perspective to the Board, providing valuable insight into political and governmental matters throughout the world. He has a unique and deep knowledge with respect to several countries in which the Company operates.

Natalie Bancroft

Ms. Natalie Bancroft has been a Independent Director of the Company since June 2013. She is a professionally trained opera singer, has studied journalism and is a graduate of L’Institut de Ribaupierre in Lausanne, Switzerland. Ms. Bancroft has a culturally diverse background, having lived across Europe, and speaks several languages fluently. Ms. Bancroft served as a Director of 21st Century Fox from 2007 until June 2013. Ms. Bancroft brings public company board and corporate governance experience to the Board gained from her service as a current Director and member of both the Company’s Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees, and as a former Director of 21st Century Fox and member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Bancroft’s public company board, corporate governance and international experience add valuable perspective to the deliberations of the Board.

Elaine Chao

The Hon. Elaine L. Chao has been a Independent Director of the Company since June 2013. She served as the 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor from 2001 to 2009. Ms. Chao has been a Distinguished Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, a research and educational organization based in Washington D.C., since 2009. She is also chairwoman of the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Foundation. Ms. Chao also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of America. Her prior government service includes serving as Director of the Peace Corps and as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Prior to her government service, she was Vice President of Syndications at Bank of America and a banker with Citicorp. Ms. Chao served as a Director of 21st Century Fox from 2012 until June 2013 and as a Director of Dole Food Company, Inc. from 2009 until 2013. Ms. Chao’s work in the public, private and non-profit sectors includes vast experience leading large scale, complex and highly visible organizations. She offers the Board valuable insights on macroeconomics, competitiveness, workforce issues and corporate governance as well as an extensive knowledge of the U.S. government at the federal and state levels.

John Elkann

Mr. John Elkann has been a Independent Director of the Company since June 2013. He has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EXOR S.p.A., an investment company owning global companies in diversified sectors primarily in Europe and the United States, since 2011. He has served since 2010 as Chairman of Fiat S.p.A., where he has been a Director since 1997 and was Vice Chairman from 2004 to 2010. He has also served as Chairman of C&W Group, Inc. since 2014 and Editrice La Stampa since 2008, a non-Executive Director of The Economist Group since 2009, and as a Director of Gruppo Banca Leonardo S.p.A. since 2006. Mr. Elkann has also served as Director of CNH Industrial N.V. since 2013; prior to the merger between Fiat Industrial and CNH N.V., he served as a Director of Fiat Industrial from 2010. Mr. Elkann served as a Director of SGS SA from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Elkann has extensive experience in a number of industries including publishing and media. He offers the Board strong leadership skills and a valuable perspective on industries relevant to the Company’s businesses.

Ana Pessoa

Ms. Ana Paula Pessoa has been a Independent Director of the Company since June 2013. She has been a Partner at Brunswick Group, an international corporate communications firm, since May 2012. She is a Partner of Black-Key Participações SA, a company she founded in 2011, which invests in digital start-up companies in Brazil, including Neemu.com. She is also the founder of Avanti SC, a strategic planning consulting firm, where she has served as a consultant since 2000. Ms. Pessoa previously served in numerous roles during her 18-year career at the Globo Organizations (“Globo”), a media group in South America, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2011 and New Business Director from 2008 to 2011 of Infoglobo, the newspaper, Internet and information services business of Globo. She also served as a Director of Globo’s subsidiaries including Valor Economico, a financial newspaper in Brazil, and Zap Internet, an online classified service in Brazil, from 2001 to 2011 and as a Director of SPIX Macaw Internet SA, an online news distribution start-up company, from 2009 to 2011. Ms. Pessoa currently serves on the audit committee of Fundacao Roberto Marinho, as a member of the Rio de Janeiro City Council and as a member of the advisory board of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Brasil. During her tenure at Globo, Ms. Pessoa gained extensive experience in its newspaper, Internet, cable and satellite television and telecom operations. Along with this media expertise, she brings to the Board strong business development and financial skills.

Masroor Siddiqui

Masroor Siddiqui has been a Independent Director of the Company since June 2013. He is the Managing Partner of Naya Management LLP, an investment firm he co-founded in May 2012. He was previously a Partner at The Children’s Investment Fund Management (UK) LLP, a hedge fund, from 2009 to 2011 and a Managing Director at Canyon Partners, an investment firm, from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Siddiqui previously served as a Senior Vice President at Putnam Investments, where he was responsible for a broad range of investments.

Michael Florin

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