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Shine Group chairman Elisabeth Murdoch to step down

Shine Group's founder and chairman Elisabeth Murdoch (pictured) will step down following the closing of the Shine-Endemol-Core merger, sources have confirmed to realscreen.
September 30, 2014

Shine Group’s founder and chairman Elisabeth Murdoch will step down following the closing of the Shine-Endemol-Core merger, sources have confirmed to realscreen.

Murdoch – the daughter of 21st Century Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch – served as CEO of the company from 2001 until 2012, when she named Alex Mahon as CEO.

Until the merger is complete – pending regulatory approval – Mahon will continue in her role as CEO of Shine Group, as will Just Spee, current chief executive at Endemol.

The news comes days after former BSkyB MD of content Sophie Turner Laing was named CEO of the joint-venture that will result from the merger of Shine, Endemol and Core Media.

It is understood that Murdoch was planning to leave Shine, but cannot do so officially until the joint venture is formed.

(With files from Barry Walsh)

 

 

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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