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ABC chief to step down after seven years

Jerry WrightThe chief executive of the Audit Bureau of Circulation has announced he will step down at the end of the year.

During his time in the role, Jerry Wright has overseen ABC’s transformation from a predominantly print circulation auditor to providing verification for digital media as well.

Jerry, pictured left, took up the position in October 2008 and will have served seven years in the post when he leaves.

He also served as president of the International Federation of ABCs from 2010 to 2014.

Said Jerry: “I have had a wonderful seven years in post and seen ABC change and grow its services and capabilities very substantially over that time.

“I now feel it is the right time for me to step back and consider my next move, most likely elsewhere in the media or not-for-profit spheres.

“ABC, the industry ‘stamp of trust’ is now better-equipped to meet the demands presented by the rapidly-evolving media world and in particular to take advantage of the opportunities presented by emerging digital platforms, as traditional media silos evolve.

“I will follow news of ABC’s future successes with great interest.”