Chairman, CEO Netjets
Lawrence High School
Mark Booth is Chairman and CEO of NetJets Europe. NetJets is the fastest-growing private aviation firm worldwide.
Until August 2001, Mark Booth was the General Partner of epartners, a subsidiary of News Corporation formed in June 1999. epartners invested in early stage technology companies.
Mr. Booth was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the United Kingdom's major pay television operation, British Sky Broadcasting Limited, from November 1997 to June 1999, during which time he led the transition from analogue to digital. The Sky launch was the fastest digital subscriber launch globally. In addition, during this period he served as Chairman of Open, the interactive digital platform.
Mr. Booth joined BskyB from JskyB in Japan, where he was the Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity Mr. Booth was responsible for putting together the original strategy for the business. Sony and Fuji were brought into the partnership during his tenure.
Mr. Booth was the founding Chief Executive of Foxtel in 1994. Under his leadership, Foxtel, a joint venture of News Limited and Telstra became the leading pay television operator in Australia.
Prior to joining Foxtel, Mr. Booth was President of UIH Programming (now United Global Communications) and Managing Director and Chief Executive of Maxwell Entertainment. Mr. Booth was responsible for the launch of MTV Europe as its founding Chief Executive. In addition, he was part of the original MTV Networks management team in America.
Mr. Booth is a director of Special Olympics in Washington, D.C., and a Trustee of the Serpentine Gallery, London. Mr. Booth holds a B.A. degree from the University of Kansas.
He and his family along with his siblings and their families, contributed over $5 million to build the Booth Family Hall of Athletics at Allen Field House.