Jeremy Darroch

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Jeremy Darroch
Born 18 July 1962 (1962-07-18) (age 52)
Alnwick, Northumberland
Nationality British
Occupation Businessman, currently Chief Executive of Sky plc
Spouse(s) Rachel
Children 3

David Jeremy Darroch (born 18 July 1962) is the Chief Executive of Sky plc (Formally British Sky Broadcasting plc).

Early life[edit]

He was born and brought up in Alnwick, Northumberland. He is the son of a tax inspector, and the grandson of a miner.[1] He attended Dukes Grammar School (a boys-only grammar school which became Dukes Middle School in 1977) on Hope House Lane in Alnwick.

He studied Economics at the University of Hull.


He worked for Procter & Gamble for twelve years from 1988, eventually becoming European finance director of its (significant) healthcare business.

Sky plc[edit]

He joined Sky plc (Known as British Sky Broadcasting before the European acquisitions in 2014) on 16 August 2004 as Chief Financial Officer. He became Chief Executive of Sky on 7 December 2007.[2]

Personal life[edit]

On 13 July 2010 he received an Honorary Degree from the University of Hull.[3] He is on the board of the Youth Sport Trust and the Council for Industry and Higher Education.

He married Rachel in 1987 in Leicestershire, whom he met in Newcastle. His wife is a GP, and they have a son and two daughters, and live in Surrey.[4]


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