Sheffield to exit News CorpBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 14th February 2018 at 12:01pm
Nicole Sheffield has called it a day as chief digital officer at NewsCorp Australia.
In a statement, Sheffield said that she would step down in April 2018 to start her own business. The interim period will be used to effect transition into a new digital leadership team. She had been CDO for less than a year.
Sheffield had been with the company for ten years, during which time she had held positions such as managing director of News Digital Networks Australia and CEO of NewsLifeMedia. She will also step down as chairperson of Interactive Advertising Bureau Australia at the same time.
“I’ve loved my time with News through a period of extraordinary change with so many opportunities and such wonderful content, it has been an incredible experience. But with the business soaring I’m ready to pass the baton to an exceptional team,” Sheffield said.
“Under Nicole’s leadership news.com.au has gone to number one in the online news category and she drove leading commercial and innovation partnerships for brands as diverse as taste.com.au and Vogue Australia. Nicole launched and chaired the joint venture Medium Rare Content Agency, created new products and services and launched a series of leading digital networks including Food Corp, the News Prestige Network and the women’s network under WHIMN. With those achievements in place I understand her desire to explore her own opportunities and I wish her well," added News Corp Australasia executive chairman Michael Miller.Follow Sheffield on LinkedIn.
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