Dow Jones chief operating officer Sedgley is leaving
Dow Jones & Co. chief executive officer William Lewis sent out the following announcement on Monday:
As of today, and after a decade of service, Anna Sedgley, our Chief Operating Officer, has decided to leave Dow Jones to take on fresh challenges outside News Corp.
Just over a year ago, I asked Anna to apply her well-tuned strategic thinking to ensure we were set on the path towards sustainable growth as a high-quality news and data company. She completed the task with great skill and dedication, supporting the company through a vital period of change.
Anna said: “Leading colleagues to deliver this important task was a true honor and I’m so proud of what we have achieved together. On a personal note, I was inspired and deeply rewarded by the time spent with colleagues on launching Pride@DJ, an absolute highlight of my career at Dow Jones.”
I would like to celebrate the tremendous contribution Anna has made over the years. I know I speak for the wider leadership team in recognizing the value and importance of her advice, knowledge and insight.
As COO, Anna led the Dow Jones Operations group with aplomb, astuteness and agility. Her remit covered the print products and services unit, legal and risk management services, as well as technology, facilities and security. Only someone of Anna’s talent could manage such a diverse portfolio of responsibilities.
Anna joined us from BSkyB in September 2009, part owned by 21st Century Fox, where she served as Vice President, Finance. All in all, that represents nearly 20 years of service to our combined companies. It is a track record of which she – and we – should be truly proud. Please join me in wishing Anna all the very best in her future endeavors.