Stephen van Rooyen is set to become the new chief executive of Sky’s UK operations.
The news was let slip during The Guardian Changing Media Summit when fellow panellist, Facebook executive Nicola Mendelsohn, revealed van Rooyen had been promoted.
When asked what his new job title would be van Rooyen reportedly responded “chief exec”.
The move follows this week’s announcement that CFO Andrew Griffith would take on an expanded role of COO.
Jeremy Darroch would continue as Group CEO.
The reshuffle comes in the wake of James Murdoch’s appointment as chairman of Sky.