Stephen van Rooyen, Sky UK and Ireland CEO and Group CCO, is to step down at the end of February.

Sky’s UK and Ireland business will report to group CEO Dana Strong, effective immediately.


Stephen van Rooyen to step down as CEO at Sky UK and Ireland

Van Rooyen has worked at Sky for 18 years becoming UK and Ireland chief executive in 2016.

Strong said: “I would like to thank Stephen for his very significant contribution to Sky over the past 18 years. He has played an instrumental role in developing and building our brand, developing and launching our products, taking our UK business into new markets, leading our people and ensuring our customers are at the heart of everything we do. He has delivered significant growth for our company and leaves an impressive legacy of achievements. Together with all my colleagues, we wish him well for the future.”

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Van Rooyen added: “I have taken the decision that now is the right time for me to leave Sky. The business today has everything it needs to compete to win. We have strong leadership, led by Dana, a world-class team, and a fantastic plan. I would like to thank every one of my colleagues for the support I’ve received and the commitment they make to Sky. It has been a real privilege, and I will always be Sky’s biggest supporter.”

Comcast acquired Sky for $40bn in 2018. Sky operates in the UK and Ireland, Germany and Italy.

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