Matthew Anderson is leaving Roku after serving as its chief marketing officer for seven years — and he’s joining James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems investment company as a strategic adviser.

Anderson, a former News Corp and Sky exec, announced Monday that he will exit Roku effective in December. A Roku rep confirmed his departure but declined to comment. At this point, Roku has not identified a replacement for Anderson as CMO.

According to Anderson, who announced his new role with Lupa in a LinkedIn post, he first worked with James Murdoch when the latter became CEO of Star TV (then owned by News Corp) in 2000.

“I am thrilled to be joining Lupa Systems as Strategic Advisor in December, co-investing with James Murdoch and his exceptional team to scale businesses shaping media, security, sustainability and India/East Asia for years to come,” Anderson wrote. “I’ll be joining long-standing colleagues to support inspiring and disruptive companies and deploy Lupa’s playbook.”

Murdoch formed Lupa Systems last year, after he left as CEO of 21st Century Fox following Disney’s acquisition of major pieces of the 21CF empire. Since then, Lupa has acquired stakes in Vice Media Group and location-based VR startup the Void. Lupa also teamed with Attention Capital, led by former 21st Century Fox exec Joe Marchese, to acquire a controlling stake in Tribeca Enterprises.

Anderson joined Roku in 2012 as a strategic adviser and was named Roku’s first chief marketing officer in 2013. In his LinkedIn post, he said his professional vision at the time “was to become CMO of an engineering-led company; to help take it public; and work at the disruptive edge of media.”

Anderson called Roku CEO Anthony Wood “an inventor, entrepreneur and critical thinker who creates products that make TV better for everyone.”

At Roku, “we’ve scaled in the

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian casino billionaire James Packer on Tuesday acknowledged sending threatening emails in 2015 to an unnamed person with whom he was working on taking Crown Resorts Ltd

private while a director at the company he created.

During questioning by a government inquiry, Packer blamed his “medical state” for the threats which he agreed were “shameful” and “disgraceful”. Packer, who confirmed on Tuesday that he has bipolar disorder after revealing previously he had mental health problems, said he should have told shareholders about his personal issues instead of keeping them secret.

“I think my medical state is what it reflected most on,” Packer said of the emails to the person. Packer, who quit the Crown board weeks later without disclosing medical issues, no longer works at the company but retains 37% of Crown, a stake worth A$2.2 billion ($1.57 billion).

One of Australia’s wealthiest people, Packer shuns public attention beyond staged photo opportunities or prepared statements. Packer testified via videolink in a jacket and tie from an undisclosed location, reported by Australian media to be on board a yacht in the South Pacific.

The government inquiry comes as the New South Wales state casino regulator considers whether Crown should be allowed to proceed with plans to run a 75-floor, A$2.2 billion ($1.6 billion) casino tower in Sydney, just months before its scheduled opening.

The risk of the company losing its licence grew last year following media reports, denied by the company, that Crown hired tour operators linked to organised crime to bring wealthy foreign gamblers, largely from China.

Packer denied knowing that Crown staff set up informal offices in residential locations in Guangzhou, China, where advertising gambling is illegal, to avoid detection. In 2016, 16 Crown staff were jailed in China for violating anti-gambling laws. [D-REUTERSNEWS-T004/Ie4b85a305a2b11e79b7692983d739d5a]

“I believe

StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. and primary operating subsidiary Standard Insurance Company have appointed Patrick Criteser and James Lobdell to their boards of directors.

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Patrick Criteser, board member of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. and Standard Insurance Company (Photo: Business Wire)

Criteser is president and chief executive officer of the Tillamook County Creamery Association, a national dairy co-operative headquartered in Oregon owned by nearly 80 farming families. Prior to that, he was president and chief executive officer of Coffee Bean International. Criteser currently serves on the boards of the Oregon Business Council, the Oregon Community Foundation and Hampton Lumber. His appointment was effective June 30, 2020.

Lobdell is senior vice president of finance, chief financial officer and treasurer of Portland General Electric, Oregon’s largest electric utility. Since joining PGE in 1984, Lobdell has held a number of key positions within the company and its affiliates. He serves on the boards of the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of the ALS Association and the PGE Foundation. His appointment was effective June 30, 2020.

“Patrick and Jim bring decades of business, financial and operational experience to the board. I’m confident that their demonstrated executive leadership skills and expertise will make them valuable contributors to the StanCorp and Standard Insurance Company boards of directors,” said Greg Ness, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

About StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and The Standard

StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries marketed as The Standard — Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, StanCorp Mortgage Investors, StanCorp Investment Advisers, StanCorp Real Estate and StanCorp Equities — is a leading provider of financial products and services. StanCorp’s subsidiaries offer group and individual disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment

“Both of those guys, of course, they want to beat each other. Why wouldn’t they?” 

Those were the words of Dwyane Wade when asked by ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith about the possibility of LeBron James’ Lakers meeting Pat Riley’s Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals. The former Miami superstar attempted to downplay any sort of rivalry because Riley is the Heat’s president, not their small forward. As Riley has often said, “Keep the main thing the main thing,” and that’s basketball.

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And yet, while Riley won’t have any direct impact on James’ stat lines in the upcoming series, you can bet there will be some added motivation to win for both sides.

James had four incredibly successful seasons as a member of the Heat, capturing back-to-back championships and MVP awards in 2012 and 2013. During his time in Miami, James went from the most reviled figure in the NBA after “The Decision” to crush the hearts of Cavaliers fans and a confounding 2011 Finals performance to someone who had widely earned respect as the undisputed best player in the world. 

When it came time for the James-Riley relationship to end, though, it was not exactly a smooth landing.

LeBron leaves, Riley reacts

The Spurs dominated the Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals, sending Miami home in five games. That surprisingly efficient elimination kickstarted yet another “Summer of LeBron” with questions about where he would land in free agency.

In his annual end-of-season news conference, Riley addressed the speculation with a bold statement that appeared to be aimed at James, as Wade and Chris Bosh had both already indicated that they would like to stay with the Heat.

“This stuff is hard. And you got to stay together, if you’ve got the guts,”