Sophie Turner Laing, Sky’s Managing Director, Content, is to step down from her role later this year.
Sophie has been with Sky for 11 years during which she has been fundamental to the creative and commercial development of Sky’s content business. She has led the expansion of its portfolio of entertainment channels, with the launch of Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Arts, and the growing breadth and quality of its programmes, including its ground-breaking partnership with HBO and its increased commitment to original British production.
“I would like to thank Sophie for her outstanding leadership and for the tremendous job she’s done developing our content business,” says Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s Chief Executive. “With the support of an excellent team, Sophie has helped us to make a step change in the scale and ambition of our entertainment offering.”
Sky will undertake a thorough recruitment process and announce the appointment of Sophie’s successor in due course.