Williams upped at News Corp.


NEW YORK -- James Murdoch is getting a new finance guru to help him run News Corp.'s European and Asian businesses, which he now oversees. News Corp. on Friday promoted Mark Williams CFO, Europe and Asia. Based in London, he will report to the Murdoch son.

Williams currently serves as COO of Sky Italia, the satellite TV platform that News Corp. has driven toward profitability in rercent years. He will start his new position at the end of March. The company also said at the end of the week that Stephen Daintith, currently CFO of News International Ltd, is moving to New York to take up the position of CFO of Dow Jones. Williams will also take over Stephen Daintith's duties as CFO of News International.