Elisabeth Murdoch

Elisabeth Murdoch is the Founder and Chair of Vertical Networks, a mobile content studio. In the Summer of 2016, Vertical launched Brother, a channel dedicated to millennial male audiences, on Snapchat Discover and has since developed and launched a number of Shows on Snapchat including Phone Swap.

In 2015, Elisabeth founded Freelands Group, comprising Freelands Ventures, a media and technology investment fund and Freelands Foundation, which supports visual arts and cultural programmes. She is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Jimmy Choo Plc.

Elisabeth was the founder and Chair of Shine Group, which grew to become one of the leading content production companies internationally over her 14 year tenure. Prior to founding Shine, Elisabeth was the Managing Director of Sky Networks, the programming and marketing division of BSKYB plc.

Elisabeth began her career in television at the Nine Network in Australia, later joining Fox Television in Los Angeles as Programme and Promotion Manager for seven stations and then went to the FX Cable Network as Director of Acquisitions. In 1995, Elisabeth started her own company, EP Communications, managing two dominant NBC affiliate stations which won one national and five Californian Emmy Awards as well as the 1995 Peabody Award for Broadcast Excellence.

Elisabeth was a Tate Trustee between 2008 to 2016, and Chairman of the Tate Modern Advisory Council from 2009 to 2016.

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