Digital executive Jeremy Philips leaves News Corp

LONDON - News Corporation is parting company with key digital executive Jeremy Philips, who has been with the company for six years and was responsible for acquisitions.

Rupert Murdoch: chairman and chief executive of News Corporation
Rupert Murdoch: chairman and chief executive of News Corporation

He has moved on to pursue entrepreneurial interests.

Philip's exit follows just months after the departure of Owen van Natta, the chief executive of News Corporation-owned MySpace.

He had an overarching digital role at News Corporation, with a focus on making deals.

While at News Corporation, Philips was promoted to a role on the executive management committee, with responsibility for acquisitions, strategy and internet investments.

During his tenure, News Corporation bought MySpace and a number of other digital businesses. It is understood to have also missed out on a number of big digital deals.