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August 4, 2011

The decision by News Corporation’s independent non-executive directors to hire a law firm to carry out an audit of governance practices is almost a “surrogate for a board evaluation”, according to analyst Jennifer Pendergast, from the US-based Family Business Consulting Group. 

The decision by News Corporation’s independent non-executive directors to hire a law firm to carry out an audit of governance practices is almost a “surrogate for a board evaluation”, according to analyst Jennifer Pendergast, from the US-based Family Business Consulting Group.

In July, the directors took on law firm Debevoise & Plimpton to offer advice on good corporate governance at the media conglomerate, which is dominated by Rupert Murdoch and his family.

March 16, 2011

Succession planning is one of the cornerstones to running a successful family business, and without it families risk losing all they have worked so hard to build. Chris Owen asks what families can learn about succession from King Lear to IKEA

“Tis our fast intent to shake all cares and business from our age; conferring them on younger strengths, while we unburthened crawl toward death.” So declaims King Lear as he embarks upon perhaps the most misjudged succession plan in all literature.

December 17, 2007

The long-running saga of whether Rupert Murdoch would choose one his siblings to be his successor finally looks to be over with the appointment of James Murdoch as chairman and CEO for News Corporation Europe and Asia.

 
The long-running saga of whether Rupert Murdoch would choose one his siblings to be his successor finally looks to be over with the appointment of James Murdoch as chairman and CEO for News Corporation Europe and Asia. James, who said he was "excited to be rejoining News Corp" has resigned as CEO of News Corp's UK-based BSkyB business.
 

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