Digital leadership changes at News Corp give Julian Delany more responsibility

Dominic Hatfield will move to the new role of chief information officer.

News Corp Australia has announced changes to its digital leadership. The restructure of the business is part of a number of changes at the company in the past few days and follows the recent departure of chief digital officer Nicole Sheffield.

Julian Delany, managing director of News DNA, will expand his current responsibilities for digital – including subscriptions, product delivery, content optimisation and digital revenue – to incorporate digital platforms and strategy as well as taking on accountability for Food Corp.

Dominic Hatfield will move to the new role of chief information officer, expanding his current responsibilities to incorporate business intelligence and enterprise data.

Dominic Hatfield

Michael Miller, executive chairman of News Corp Australasia, said: “These changes reflect our ambition to create the digital organisation that best aligns digital and technology with our strategy and objectives of increasing audiences and their engagement, being more efficient and driving profitable growth.

“We are moving to a model that realigns the responsibilities under digital and technology to best reflect how we will serve both our external consumers and our internal customers.

“The result is a clear digital ecosystem to deliver on consumer product and client solutions along with a sharper focus for technology to allow it to evolve into a true enterprise and information function.

“With Julian and Dominic I am confident these changes will ensure we have the expertise, roles and resources to best support our goal of driving profitable growth as we build our digital future,” Miller said.

A further change will be Adam King, chief data officer at News Corp Australia, who has accepted a new role with Fox Sports. King has been the driving force behind the delivery and commercialisation of News Connect.

Top photo: Julian Delany

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