For nearly 22 years, it has been my pleasure to have Tom Mockridge as a colleague.
Whether it was his early days with our newspaper group in Australia, his incredible work building Sky Italia, or his steadfast leadership of News
International, Tom has always been a skilled executive and a trusted friend.
His decision to step down is absolutely and entirely his own. I am sorry to see him leave us but I know he will be a great success wherever he goes."
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