McKinsey consultant Blair Woodbury joins Sky as CFO

Incoming Sky TV chief financial officer Blair Woodbury.

Sky TV has hired former McKinsey consultant Blair Woodbury as chief financial officer.

In a statement to the NZX, chief executive Martin Stewart said Woodbury is a highly experienced, successful and well regarded leader.

“I am delighted that Blair is joining the Sky team at this important stage of our transformation journey. His experience and his customer-centred approach makes him a great fit for Sky, and we look forward to welcoming him to the team.” 

Woodbury joins Sky from McKinsey & Company, where he worked with some of New Zealand’s largest organisations and led change programmes with an enterprise-wide impact. 

Before his time at McKinsey, Woodbury worked for, and consulted to, many large organisations facing disruption in the communications and logistics industries with a focus on customer, product and network strategies, most notably as a key team member that spun out Chorus from Spark.

Sky said those experiences, coupled with his time as a senior finance leader, would help it deliver on customer and investor needs. 

Woodbury starts his new role on June 19. 

He's replacing Jason Hollingworth who resigned in March to take on a new role at Auckland utility company Vector.

Four top executives have left Sky since new chief executive Martin Stewart took on his role in February.

Stewart thanked Deloitte partner Andrew Dick for his contribution as interim CFO while the recruitment process took place.

“Andrew has been a valuable member of the team as Acting CFO, and I thank him for his wise counsel over the last few months.”

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