Foxtel has announced a new chief communications officer, Paul Edwards.
Edwards joins Foxtel from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia where he was a senior advisor in group corporate affairs since 2018.
Prior to that, he was a senior executive at ANZ Banking Group where he lead corporate communications, He also worked at BHP in public relations consultancy.
Edwards will report to CEO Patrick Delany and also join the broader News Corp Australia communications team led by Group Executive, Corporate Affairs, Policy and Government Relations, Campbell Reid.
The appointment comes at a time when Game of Thrones has broken Pay TV records but the Pay TV giant is under pressure to reduce its $1.6 billion in programming costs and battles declining revenue and earnings.
Patrick Delany said, “Paul’s extensive business and communications experience adds an important skill set to our management team at a time when engagement with external stakeholders and our own people about our strategy has never been more important.
“We are already seeing positive momentum in strengthening Foxtel for the future and we look forward to Paul’s contribution as part of our strengthened communications team.”