David Rowell, left, head of editorial learning and development at Johnston Press, has announced he will leave the company at the end of June.
It brings to an end a regional press career of nearly 42 years, during which he edited the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, Northampton Chronicle and Echo and the Northants Evening Telegraph, while they were all still daily titles.
He moved into his current role at JP in 2004 and since then has taught hundreds of journalists during his time in the position.
David is also a member of the JP editorial board and a board member of the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
Two years ago he was presented with the organisation’s Chairman’s Award for his services to journalism training.
Said David: “I have enjoyed every moment of my time in journalism and the challenges that the industry has faced over the years.
“I will be sad to leave, but it is the right time to start the next chapter in my life.”
He also enjoyed a four-year spell as head of training for Emap, which owned the three titles he had edited before they were bought by Johnston Press.