Stewart resigns as BSkyB's CFO

Bennett, Ray; Pryor, Peter
February 2004
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;2/10/2004, Vol. 382 Issue 26, p48
Pay TV operator British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC may be leaking top executives in the wake of the appointment of chairman Rupert Murdoch's son James Murdoch as CEO. Chief financial officer Martin Stewart resigned Wednesday in what industry observers say could be the first of several detections. Stewart, who had held his post for almost six years, was a strong candidate to take over as CEO from Tony Ball, who left the job in November after running what has become Europe's leading pay TV company since 1999. Murdoch was voted in as British Sky Broadcasting's chief executive in November at the annual general meeting after much high-profile dissent from several large shareholders.


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