Scot steps down from top role

Former Murdoch adviser Macandrew leaves Sky

Alice MacandrewSky’s Edinburgh-born corporate comms director Alice Macandrew has resigned, saying she was tired of her daily commute.

Ms Macandrew, who has been in the role for three years, said she would leave the satellite broadcaster after its annual results announcement at the end of next month.

She said her reason for leaving was the strain of travelling between home and Sky’s HQ in Isleworth, London, but she admitted it had been a tough decision.

“I wanted to leave at the right time for me,” she told a trade magazine. Macandrew, who was educated at Mary Erskine School and Cambridge university, said she wanted to stay in communications, and is looking for a “big corporate job”.

The former business journalist, who worked for Euromoney, FT newsletters and Broadcast magazine, was previously director of corporate comms at News Corporation, and James Murdoch’s press adviser. She also worked for him during her eight years as a partner at the group’s media adviser Finsbury.

She left News Corporation at the height of the News of the World phone hacking scandal after disagreeing with the company’s position on the affair.


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