Sir Jeremy Darroch
Major Career Roles:
- Chair, Sky plc
- Group CEO, Sky plc
- Chair Elect, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
- Independent Director, Walt Disney Co.
- Senior Independent Director, Burberry Group plc
- Chair, Business in the Community
Other Career Highlights:
- Non-Executive Director, Youth Sport Trust
- Council member, National Centre for Universities & Business
- Non-Executive Director, Marks and Spencer Group plc
- Governor, Bradford Technical College
- Chair, National Oceanography Centre
Sir Jeremy Darroch has a wealth of professional experience from positions in the fast moving consumer goods, healthcare, media, retail, technology and telecommunications sectors. He has FTSE 100 CEO, CFO and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director experience, and is therefore able to view the governance agenda from all angles. He has both B2C and B2B experience.
Sir Jeremy is a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, and Chair Elect, of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, an Independent Director of Walt Disney Co, Chair of the National Oceanography Centre, an Independent Director at Ahren Acquisition Corp., an ambassador for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and a Senior Adviser of Bain Capital and the Multichoice Group.
Sir Jeremy served as Adviser to Sky following 14 years of leading the company as CEO then Chair. During his tenure, Sky transformed from a linear satellite broadcaster into Europe’s largest multi-platform TV provider with over 23m customers across Europe.
The company tripled in size and delivered consistent double-digit growth in revenues, profit and earning, creating over £24bn of value for shareholders and thousands of jobs across Europe.
Under Sir Jeremy’s leadership, Sky’s innovation and investment has revolutionised the television viewing experience with award-winning products, whilst becoming one of the largest investors in the European content industries. He also widened Sky’s investment in general entertainment, arts and movie content while continuing to invest strongly in its more traditional areas such as news and sport, and leading a major expansion in Sky’s broader contribution to society, overseeing its growing commitment through Sky’s Bigger Picture programme.
During this period, Sky’s environmental contribution has become substantial, with Sky becoming the first major media company in the world to commit to becoming Net Zero Carbon by 2030.