People: News Corp (NWSA.O)
28 Jan 2015
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.
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