News gives Drasutis expanded digital role

News Corp Australia’s head of innovation Mark Drasutis will be responsible for the leadership of the digital consumer product team following an expansion of his position to include the role of chief product officer for digital.

The product team is involved in areas including engineering, digital platforms, product management and delivery.

Chief technology officer Alisa Bowen said the appointment reflects News’ goal to streamline the organisation, increase accountability, further support its customer-centric focus and ensure the most important priorities were given the best support possible.

“Mark will continue to be responsible for our innovation agenda and bringing the two functions together should help ensure our most important innovation priorities receive the development resource they deserve,” Ms Bowen said.

Mr Drasutis joined News Corp Australia in 2013 after five years in senior roles within Yahoo!

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