December 01, 2015

James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox, Joins CNAS Board of Directors

Washington, December 1 – The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) today announced that James Murdoch, the CEO of 21st Century Fox, will join CNAS Board of Directors. Along with his fellow Board members, Mr. Murdoch will help provide oversight and set CNAS’ strategic direction. 

 “We are excited to have James join our Board,” said Kurt Campbell, CNAS cofounder and Board of Directors Chair. “James has a lifetime of experience working for companies around the globe, so he understands as well as anyone the vital need for the United States to lead in the world. He is truly an asset to the Center.” 

 CNAS Chief Executive Officer Michèle Flournoy echoed Mr. Campbell’s comments. “James' experience as a global business and media leader will provide unique and invaluable expertise to the CNAS Board. His insights and engagement will help the Center have even greater impact policy impact at a critical time. We are pleased to have the opportunity to welcome him to the CNAS Board.” 

 Over his nearly two-decade career with 21st Century Fox, Mr. Murdoch has held a succession of leadership roles, culminating in his appointment to CEO in 2015. During this period he has been a key driver of the company’s domestic and international expansion, serving as Co-Chief Operating Officer until his appointment as CEO. He previously served as Chairman and CEO for Europe and Asia, as well as Chairman of BSkyB, Sky Deutschland, and Sky Italia, the businesses that now comprise the pan-European Sky group. His significant operational experience also includes tenures as CEO of both BSkyB and STAR, India’s number one entertainment broadcaster. 

Mr. Murdoch serves as a board member of 21st Century Fox, Sky, and News Corp. In addition, he is a non-executive director of Yankee Global Enterprises, Vice Media, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ghetto Film School. In 2014, he and his wife Kathryn founded their family foundation, Quadrivium, which supports a variety of initiatives involving natural resources, science, civic life, childhood health, and equal opportunity.