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Rothschild joins Sky

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2003-11-04

Lord Rothschild

Lord Rothschild

Satellite TV broadcaster BSkyB has appointed Lord Rothschild to be its new deputy chairman. The move comes as BSkyB makes several other key director changes with Rupert Murdoch's son James becoming the new chief executive.

In announcing that Lord Rothschild, 67,  is joining, BSkyB chairman Rupert Murdoch said: "It is a mark of BSkyB's stature that the Board has been able to attract a man of Lord Rothschild's calibre and we are delighted that he has accepted the post of deputy chairman."

Lord Rothschild, who heads the Rothschild family in the UK, has a key interest in the arts. He was chairman of the National Gallery from 1985 to 1991 as well as chairman of the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

As well as working in the family banking business, Lord Rothschild is also involved in supporting a number of charities around the world including those in the UK, Israel and Russia.

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