Crikey had a chat with a Rich Lister about the performance of Australian companies on the global stage. When the topic of News Corp came up, he commented: “News Corp was always pretty much just an Australian company investing offshore, although Rupert does have a commendable policy of promoting Australians so there is some extra benefit locally.”

We’ve already looked at the senior women employed by News Corp around the world, so now let’s assess just how broad this preference for Australian executives is at the moment, six months after the move to America.

Australians currently with News Corp offshore

Col Allan: New York Post editor in chief, former Daily Telegraph editor in chief
Geoff Booth: New York Post general manager
Andrew Butcher: Rupert’s spindoctor in New York, former Herald Sun chief political correspondent
Steve Dunleavy: senior columnist New York Post
Rod Eddington: non-executive director
Kathryn Fink: senior executive at Sky Italia
Richard Freudenstein: BSkyB chief operating officer under James Murdoch
Michelle Guthrie: STAR TV CEO in Hong Kong, former Allens lawyer in Sydney
David Haslingden: runs the international channels group, which includes National Geographic
David Hill: head of Fox Sports, former head of sport at Nine
Les Hinton: CEO British papers
Tony Kendall: just appointed New York Post head of sales, was advertising heavy with News Ltd
Tom Mockridge: Sky Italia CEO, former SMH economics correspondent and Foxtel CEO
Jac Nasser: BSkyB director
Jim Rudder: axed Nine News director has just joined Sky Italia
Mark Williams: senior executive at Sky Italia, former News Ltd CFO

Australians formerly with News Corp offshore

Geoff Bible: former director
Gary Davey: ex STAR TV CEO
Frank Devine: former editor of New York Post
Alan Howe: current Sunday Herald Sun editor worked in London and New York on News Corp papers

This will be an interesting list to track over time. If you can think of any other names we’ve missed please email [email protected].

We’ve also updated our list of the 50 most successful Australians in business overseas and News Corp has the most entries as you can see here.