Until last year, 2014 Miller was with Archant for seven years, his most recent role being managing director of its Archant East division which includes four daily newspaper titles.
Miller, who is also a former managing director of Newsquest’s York operation, will be joining the CN Group in August as chief executive designate and will be involved in drawing up the group’s 2016 Business Plan.
Lord Inglewood, chairman of the CN Group said: “We are delighted Miller has agreed to come and join us at CN. His experience in both traditional media and in the digital arena will be extremely useful as we move forward.
“Miller also understands the sense of communities that exist around our titles and the importance of maintaining the links with the people we serve.”
Added Miller: “I am both honoured and delighted to be joining the CN Group to succeed Robin Burgess as CEO when he retires. This is a proud company I am joining with both a fantastic history and future.
“This is one of the most challenging times in history for news and information led content media and I will be proud to lead the CN Group as it continues to develop its audience and customer offering across an ever expanding print, broadcast and digital platform”.
When Miller’s departure from Archant was announced in November 2014, chief executive Jeff Henry said he was leaving to “pursue his dream” of running his own business.
He said: “Miller has had aspirations to work alongside his wife Carole in their own venture for some time. He recently approached me about his future indicating he felt the time was right to pursue his dream.”
Robin is due to step down on his 65th birthday on 31 January 2016 after heading the independent publishing business for more than 30 years.