News Corporation announced that Tom Mockridge, CEO of News International since 2011, will step down at the end of the year "to pursue outside opportunities," according to a press release.
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, commented: “For nearly 22 years, it has been my pleasure to have Tom Mockridge as a colleague. Whether it was his early days with our newspaper group in Australia, his incredible work building SKY Italia, or his steadfast leadership of News International, Tom has always been a skilled executive and a trusted friend. His decision to step down is absolutely and entirely his own. I am sorry to see him leave us but I know he will be a great success wherever he goes.”