Sky UK & Ireland CEO Stephen van Rooyen to Step Down, Successor Named

LONDON – Stephen van Rooyen, the CEO and Group CCO of Sky UK & Ireland, will be stepping down from his role at the end of next month. The Comcast-owned group’s CEO, Dana Strong, will assume direct oversight of Sky’s operations in the UK and Ireland, effective immediately.

Van Rooyen has been with Sky for nearly 20 years and became the chief executive for the UK and Ireland in 2016. During his tenure, he played a crucial role in the launch of several major products, including streamer Now, Sky On-Demand, Sky Mobile, and the next-generation Sky Glass TV sets.

Strong expressed her gratitude for Van Rooyen’s significant contributions to Sky, highlighting his role in building the brand, launching products, expanding into new markets, and prioritizing customer satisfaction. She acknowledged his achievements and wished him well for the future.

Van Rooyen stated that now is the right time for him to leave Sky and expressed his confidence in the company’s strong leadership, world-class team, and strategic plan. He thanked his colleagues for their support and emphasized his continued support for Sky.

The news of Van Rooyen’s departure comes as a significant development for Sky UK & Ireland, and the company will now undergo a transition with Strong assuming direct responsibility for the region. Additional details and updates will follow regarding Sky’s plans moving forward.

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