Appointment of Digital and Business Development Director
Appointment of Divisional Managing Director North
Johnston Press plc, ("Johnston" or "the Company") one of the UK's leading regional media groups, is pleased to announce two senior appointments as follows:
Henry Faure Walker as Digital and Business Development Director with immediate effect.
Henry joined Johnston in 2002 as Group Business Development Manager and has enjoyed a successful career with the Company, most recently as General Manager of the Scotsman Publications.
In his new role, Henry will continue our programme of expanding the digital activities of Johnston Press which has included the successful launch of local Jobs sites in August 2009 and the new business directory partnership with Qype, announced with our recent interim results which showed digital revenues up by 10.9%.
Henry, 38, holds a degree from Durham and an MBA from INSEAD.
Commenting on Henry's appointment, John Fry, Chief Executive of Johnston Press plc said:
"We are very pleased that Henry will be heading up our Digital and Business Development areas. He has made a strong contribution to Johnston over the last eight years and the experience he will bring to the new role will be invaluable."
Steve Brown as Divisional Managing Director North with effect from 9 September 2010.
Steve's appointment follows the departure of Chris Green on 24 August 2010.
Steve has spent his career in the regional newspaper industry, having held senior positions at Northcliffe, Trinity Mirror and latterly with the Claverley Group.
Based in Leeds, Steve will report direct to Danny Cammiade, Chief Operating Officer.
Danny Cammiade, Chief Operating Officer of Johnston Press, commented:
"We are delighted to welcome Steve to the Divisional Management team. He has some valuable experience which we know he will apply to his region and will benefit the entire Group."
For more information please contact:
Johnston Press plc
John Fry, Chief Executive
0131 225 3361
020 7466 5000