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 Jeremy Darroch

Jeremy Darroch

Experienced Chair: FTSE 100, Public Sector, Private Sector

Experienced CEO: FTSE 100, Public Sector, Private Sector

  • 21 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in fast moving consumer goods, healthcare, media, retail, technology, telecoms
  • Experience as Chief Financial Officer, Audit committee Chair, SID, Governance Committee member, Nomination Committee member, Sustainability Committee member
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Major Career Roles

Jeremy Darroch serves as Executive Chairman of Sky following thirteen years leading the company as Chief Executive.

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During Jeremy’s tenure Sky transformed from a linear satellite broadcaster into Europe’s largest multi-platform TV provider with over 23 million customers across Europe. Sky has grown strongly, tripling in size and delivering consistent double-digit growth in revenues, profit and earning, creating over £24 billion of value for shareholders and thousands of jobs across Europe.

Under Jeremy’s leadership, Sky’s innovation and investment has revolutionised the television viewing experience with award-winning products whilst becoming one of the largest investors in the European content industries. Jeremy has widened Sky’s investment in general entertainment, arts and movie content whilst continuing to invest strongly in its more traditional areas such as news and sport.

Jeremy has also led a major expansion in Sky’s broader contribution to society, over-seeing its growing commitment through Sky’s Bigger Picture programme. Sky’s environmental contribution has become substantial, with Sky becoming the first major media company in the world to commit to becoming Net Zero Carbon by 2030.

Elsewhere, Jeremy has served as Chairman of Business in the Community. He was also the Senior Independent Director of Burberry Group plc and serves as an Ambassador for WWF. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of Marks and Spencer plc and a Trustee of the Youth Sport Trust.

Prior to Sky, Jeremy held senior positions at DSG International plc and Procter & Gamble.

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