News Corp Australia’s chief technology officer Alisa Bowen has announced Mark Drasutis, current head of innovation, will take on an expanded role as chief product officer for digital.
In this role Drasutis will be responsible for leadership of the digital consumer product team, including engineering, digital platforms, product management and delivery in addition to leading the company’s innovation agenda.
Bowen said: “I’m thrilled Mark is taking on broader responsibility for leadership of the digital consumer product team. This appointment reflects our goal of streamlining the organisation, increasing accountability and better supporting our customer-centric focus.
“Mark will continue to be responsible for our innovation agenda and bringing the two functions together should help ensure our most important innovation priorities receive the development resource they deserve.”
Drasutis joined News Corp Australia in 2013 after five years spend in senior roles within Yahoo!, most recently head of product EMEA. Prior to that Drasutis spent time at AOL and The Economist.
Drasutis said: “I’m excited about the future of the media industry and look forward to leading a team that is future focused in every sense of the word to ensure a great outcome for our readers, our advertisers and the industry as a whole.”
Bowen said the new appointment was made to streamline the organisation and ensure the most important priorities were given the best support possible.
Source: News Corp Australia