Born in Adelaide, Australia in 1954, Gary Davey is a 40-year veteran of the international broadcasting industry, having led pioneering TV projects on 4 continents.
In 1981, Davey was employed by News Corporation Chairman, Rupert Murdoch, to work on special projects at News Corp headquarters in New York. He was a founder member of News Corp’s New Media Group, responsible for the development of the company’s long-term strategic positions in all forms of new media.
In the following year, Davey was sent to London for the acquisition of Satellite Television plc, operating the world’s first commercial satellite television station, Sky Channel.
After assisting with the launch of the Fox Stations Group in the US, he returned to London in 1989 as Managing Director of Sky, a role he held for 5 years until January 1994, when he transferred to Hong Kong as Chief Executive Officer of STAR TV, based in Hong Kong.
In 2008, Gary Davey was appointed as COO of News Corporation’s free TV projects Europe, which included the launch of the successful free-to-air broadcast channel, CIELO in Italy.
In July 2012, Gary Davey relocated to Munich, taking charge of all entertainment, film programming, partner channels and creative services at the Sky Germany pay TV platform. In February 2015, Davey returned to London as Managing Director of Content for Sky plc.
Gary Davey is married with 2 sons.