Jeremy Darroch is Group Chief Executive of Sky. Having worked in senior positions across a range of consumer focused businesses for 25 years he has a unique insight in to what motivates consumers, what’s important to them and how to ensure they receive the best possible service.
Jeremy became Group CEO following the acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland in 2014. Jeremy spent 12 years at Procter & Gamble in a variety of roles in the UK and Europe before moving to DSG International plc as Group Finance Director. Jeremy joined Sky as Chief Financial Officer in 2004 and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2007.
Sky’s contribution to society has been driven by Jeremy’s belief that what Sky does goes beyond the confines of its business and is at the heart of who Sky is and how it operates.
Through Sky Ocean Rescue, Sky has committed to eliminating all single use plastics from its own operations, products and supply chains by 2020 while also financially supporting and encouraging new innovation to develop solutions that combat the damage caused by single use plastics in our oceans. Jeremy has committed Sky to partnering with WWF to safeguard Marine Protected Areas around the coastlines of Sky’s major European territories.
Jeremy has also been the driving force behind Sky’s Bigger Picture initiatives including the development of the Team Sky cycling team which has since won an unprecedented five Tour de France victories, helped Team GB to achieve its gold medal ambitions at London 2012 and helped to inspire a new generation of cyclists with more than 1.5 million people now cycling regularly in the UK.
As well as being a WWF ambassador, Jeremy is a Non-Executive Director of Burberry Group plc where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of the Nomination Committee and from 1 July 2017 as Senior Independent Director. He is a Business Member of the National Centre for Universities and Business and was previously a Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Marks and Spencer Group plc from 2006 to 2013. Jeremy is also Chairman of Business in the Community, which helps to ensure businesses make a valuable contribution to the societies in which we work and live.