Three regional managing directors will leave a newspaper publisher as part of a management restructure.
Trinity Mirror has announced Richard Duxbury, Michelle Gesell and David Simms will finish their roles at the end of the month as part of a move which will see the remaining regional MDs take on responsibility for larger regions.
The East and West Midlands regions, for which David and Michelle are responsible respectively, will now be merged with the Avon area of the company’s South-West operation.
The newly created region will be overseen by Sarah Pullen, who is currently MD of TM’s South West region and was last month unveiled as the company’s commercial director.
Richard’s Central & East patch will be combined with that of South East MD Simon Edgley, who will take overall responsibility for that merged region.
The North West and North Wales region, the Manchester and Huddersfield region and the Newcastle and Teesside region remain unchanged under the leadership of Carl Wood, Paul O’Halloran and Bob Cuffe respectively.
The changes were announced in a memo, which has been seen by HTFP, from recently appointed TM regionals revenue director Mike Pennington.
He said: “Across the regional structures, we propose to widen geographic responsibilities where we believe there are potential synergies, with accountability purely for commercial performance, reporting to myself.
“The business needs to make some radical changes and decisions moving forwards and we need to ensure that we have the right structure in place to deliver this.”
Mike added: “As a consequence of these changes Richard Duxbury, Michelle Gesell, and David Simms will unfortunately be leaving the business at the end of August.
“I would like to thank them all for their significant contribution to the business and wish them every success for the future.”