Eales succeeded David Doctorow at the helm of Move, which operates realtor.com, in June 2023. Eales, who held a variety of roles at News Corp Australia including as chief marketing officer and chief operating officer of the Australian publishing business, was most recently executive vice president and global head of transformation at News Corp, which acquired Move in 2014. In his work in Australia, he helped REA Group’s realestate.com.au maintain and grow its standing as Australia’s leading real estate portal. Eales faces a fierce battle with Homes.com to hold onto the U.S.’s No. 2 portal position.