Sky shows total disregard to standards of corporate governance as James Murdoch re-installed as Chairman

In response to the re-appointment of James Murdoch as the chairman of Sky, four years after leaving the company during the phone hacking scandal, Joint Executive Director of Hacked Off, Dr Evan Harris, said:

“In no normal company, with proper regard to standards of corporate governance, would the Board appoint someone under whose management between 2007 and 2012 News International engaged in a cover-up of the extent of phone hacking, and by his failures to prevent it cost the company over £500m so far.
“Until Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry is completed (and it can only start after any further prosecutions of News Corp executives and others are completed) we will not know the full truth of what happened and whether James Murdoch can be considered a fit and proper person to run a UK broadcasting company.”

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