He replaces James Murdoch who has succeeded his father Rupert Murdoch as non-executive chairman.
Since joining Sky in August 2004, Darroch has been involved in setting the company’s strategic direction and also in the running of the business at all levels.
He joined Sky from retail group DSG International (then Dixons Group) where he held the position of group FD.
Sky is now hunting for a successor for Darroch.
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