Elisabeth Murdoch

Chairman of Shine Ltd

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Professional Field
Media
Born
22 August 1968
Place of Birth
Sydney, Australia
Education
Brearley School, New York; Vassar College, New York

Elisabeth Murdoch created the award winning production company Shine TV in 2001. She began her career in 1990, with Australia's Nine Network. Prior to setting up Shine, she held senior positions at BSkyB.

"Profit without purpose is a recipe for disaster. Profit must be our servant, not our master"
Elisabeth Murdoch

She sold Shine to News Corporation in 2011 for £415 million but remains chairman, reporting £507 million revenues in 2012. She decided not to take up a seat on the Board of News Corp shortly before delivering the 2012 MacTaggart Lecture, which many saw as a critical of her brother, James Murdoch of News International. She sits on the Board of Directors of the UK Film Council and is a trustee of the Tate.

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