The managing director of national newspapers at Trinity Mirror, Roger Eastoe (49), has quit after last week’s announcement that TM chief executive Philip Graf had appointed an unnamed outsider without prior publishing experience to a senior management role [WAMN: 15-Sep-00].

According to CampaignLive, the mystery newcomer has an advertising background and is expected to fill the newly created role, chief executive of newspapers.

Meanwhile, doubt also surrounds the long-running quest to fill the post of ad director, vacant since last year. Insiders believe that the job could be coupled with the new post - chief executive of newspapers.

Eastoe, who has been associated with the Mirror group for over 25 years and on its board for sixteen, formally exits on September 30.

News source: CampaignLive (UK)