The search for a new chief for the Star comes at what Terry termed a time of “renaissance” for Ipswich, as the Archant sister titles prepare to move to a new office in the town in August.
Terry told HTFP: “We’ve been banging the drum for years on the need to believe in Ipswich and focus on taking advantage of its many assets.
“It’s finally happening, we’ve got all the movers and shakers in the same direction. People are believing Ipswich has a really exciting future.
“We’ve invested in a new building which we’re moving into in August. It’s us showing we believe in Ipsich and our industry.
“We’re looking at that situation and saying now is absolutely right for the Ipswich star to have some exciting developments.”
The Star lost its own editor in August 2012 in a restructure by parent company Archant which saw Terry, who has run the EADT for 20 years, add the newspaper to its portfolio.
Both the EADT and the Star will leave their home of 50 years on Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, to move to a new base at Portman House, Princes Street, in August.