Jeremy Darroch

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Jeremy Darroch
Born David Jeremy Darroch
18 July 1962 (1962-07-18) (age 55)
Alnwick, Northumberland, England
Residence Surrey, England
Nationality British
Education Dukes Grammar School
Alma mater University of Hull
Occupation Businessman
Salary £16 million (total compensation, 2017)[1]
Title Chief executive, Sky plc
Term December 2007-
Spouse(s) Rachel
Children 3

David Jeremy Darroch (born 18 July 1962) is a British businessman, the chief executive (CEO) of Sky plc since December 2007.

Early life[edit]

He was born and brought up in Alnwick, Northumberland, the son of a tax inspector, and the grandson of a miner.[2] He attended Duke's Grammar School (a boys-only grammar school which became Dukes Middle School in 1977) in Alnwick.[3]

He has a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Hull.[4]


He worked for Procter & Gamble for twelve years from 1988, eventually becoming European finance director of its healthcare business.[citation needed] He then worked for DSG Dixons Group under the aegis of Ian Livingston [Lord Livingston], before replacing him in the role of FD.[citation needed]

Sky plc[edit]

He joined Sky plc (Known as British Sky Broadcasting before the European acquisitions in 2014) in August 2004 as chief financial officer. He became chief executive of Sky in December 2007.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In July 2010 he received an honorary degree from the University of Hull.[6] He is on the board of the Youth Sport Trust and the Council for Industry and Higher Education.[citation needed]

He married Rachel in 1987 in Leicestershire, whom he met in Newcastle. His wife is a GP, they have a son and two daughters, and live in Surrey.[7]


  1. ^ Sweney, Mark (13 September 2017). "Sky chief executive's pay quadruples to £16m". Retrieved 3 January 2018 – via 
  2. ^ "From shampoo to set-top boxes: the rise of Jeremy Darroch". 16 March 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Sky's the limit for Jeremy". Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Inspired in Hull: In conversation with Jeremy Darroch, Group CEO of Sky - CultureNet". Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Stocks". Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "David Jeremy Darroch receives Honorary degree from University of Hull 13-07-10". Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Interview: Sky boss Jeremy Darroch". Retrieved 3 January 2018. 

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