News Corp has  announced leadership changes at News UK, with the appointment ofRebekah Brooks as chief executive officer, David Dinsmore as chief operating officer, and Tony Gallagher as editor-in-chief of The Sun, Britain’s largest selling daily newspaper.

Ms. Brooks will replace Mike Darcey, who is departing as CEO after three years in the post, during which time he stabilised the company and showed leadership in developing digital models for newspaper properties and oversaw the transition to mobile formats.

“Rebekah will lead a great team at News UK into the digital future, while maximising the influence and reach of our newspapers, which remain the most informative and successful in Britain and beyond.

“Her expertise, excellence and leadership will be crucial as we work to extend our relationship with readers and advertisers, and develop our digital platforms to take full advantage of our brilliant journalism,” said Robert Thomson, chief executive of News Corp.

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