National Rugby League (NRL) chief digital officer, Rebekah Horne, was the first ever Australian to be named as Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of the Year 2016 by the CDO Club.
CDO Club founder and chief executive, David Mathison, presented Horne with the award during the CDO Summit, held at the UTS Business School in Sydney.
“We recognise Rebekah’s strategic vision when it comes to bringing innovative digital service solutions and revenue models to an industry deeply affected by digital disruption. As she brings her notable experience and leadership skills to serve a new audience, namely millions of Australia’s rugby fans, we know that we leave this award in good hands. We’re proud to select Rebekah Horne as our first Australian CDO of the Year,” he said.From 2006 to 2011, Horne was responsible for the internationalisation of News Corp’s digital business, Fox Interactive Media. Most recently, she served as CDO at Network Ten since January 2013, where she launched video streaming service Ten Play.