Murdoch 'sorry' to see Tom Mockridge leave News Int

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."

– Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of News Corporation

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News Int chief to step down

News International chief executive Tom Mockridge is to quit his role at the end of the month, News Corporation has announced.