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Stephen Van Rooyen

CEO, UK and Ireland


No-nonsense, analytical operator Stephen van Rooyen says he has the best job in Britain. He has worked for the Murdoch empire on-and-off for 25 years, starting alongside fellow visionary Katie Vanneck-Smith. He has climbed the ranks at Sky and is now CEO for UK and ROI. His recipe for success? “Make sure you have a very clear idea of what you want to do and how you want to do it.”

Best advice: "Rather than advice I think it's Sky's philosophy that has had the greatest impact on me: 'Believe in better.' It isn't just a brand line, it's how to think and how to do."