Will Lewis and Anoushka Healy have been given senior roles in News Corp’s new demerged publishing division, it was announced today.
Lewis is to be chief creative officer of New News Corp and Healy is to be chief strategy officer.
Lewis was general manager of News International in London but became an executive member of the Management and Standards Committee in July 2011 – working with police over the release of information relating to the various hacking-related inquiries.
In his new role he will be “responsible for the new company’s creative strategy [and] will have a central role in developing new commercial opportunities, including product launches, digital initiatives and acquisitions”.
Anoushka Healy is currently group managing editor of The Times and Sunday Times in London and her new role will include “sharing best practices across the organisation, implementing new projects and supporting talent around the company’s businesses”.
They will based in New York reporting in to chief executive of New News Corporation Robert Thomson.
Thomson said: “Will and Anoushka will be at the very heart of the new company, expanding our digital and global reach and building new businesses.
“Anoushka is a fully certified organisational genius and master of motivation. Will has an innate understanding of audiences and how their needs are changing. He is as diligent as he is digital.”
Healy joined The Times in November 2002 as the editorial communications director. She was previously head of corporate communications at the Financial Times for seven years.
Lewis joined News International as Group General Manager in September 2010.
He was previously editor-in-chief of Telegraph Media Group, which he joined in 2005.
From 2002 until his move to the Daily Telegraph, Lewis was business editor of The Sunday Times having previously worked at the Financial Times.