News Corp. Names Paul Cheesbrough Chief Technology Officer

Paul Cheesbrough previously oversaw technology operations for News Corp.'s News International

News Corp. has tapped Paul Cheesbrough to be its chief technology officer, the media giant said Tuesday.

Cheesbrough will be responsible for setting the company’s global technology strategy and developing new digital products. He will also help manage the transition of the information technology systems in News Corp.'s education and publishing arms when the company splits into two distinct companies. News Corp. announced last summer that it planned to separate its television and film properties from its publishing division.

Cheesbrough will report directly to News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch.

Cheesbrough most recently served as chief information officer for News International, News Corp.'s United Kingdom based publishing division.

Before joining News International in 2010, Mr. Cheesbrough served as chief information officer
at the Telegraph Media Group and was the controller of digital media for the BBC.