Daniel Cram, HR Director, News Corp

Dan Cram joined News Corp Australia as HR director in September, following a review of the company’s HR function and with the expectation of enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of its HR team, especially in light of the tumultuous state of the media industry. 

On a positive note, the company acquired the Sky News company last year, resulting in the integration of both businesses, their talent and teams. On a negative note, News Corp made heavy job cuts in its Australian news publishing arm during the year, including culling dozens of photographers in April, in an effort to remove $40m in costs from the business.

Cram will need to draw on all his experience in his new role. He is a proven HR executive with demonstrated leadership in people and performance strategy, employee relations, business integration and change management in large and diverse organisations. Prior to this appointment, he was executive general manager for people and culture at AGL, a role he held for 10 years.