An independent publisher’s former editorial chief has taken up a new role with the press watchdog.
He has been a local newspaper journalist for almost 30 years and is also involved with several grassroots charities and community organisations.
Said Martin: “Throughout my career I have been committed to the highest editorial standards and passionate about the vital role of a free and independent press in maintaining our democracy.
“I am delighted to be joining IPSO at a time when a free press was never more important.”
IPSO has also announced the appointment of lawyer Matthew Lohn, previously a member of its complaints committee, to the board.
At the same time, Mark Payton, formerly editorial director at Haymarket Magazines, joins the complaints committee as an editorial member and Andy Brennan, a former senior police officer, and David Hutton, a former head teacher, join as lay members.
IPSO chairman Sir Alan Moses said: “I’m delighted to welcome such distinguished new members to both IPSO’s board and complaints committee.
“Their wealth of experience will further strengthen the organisation and demonstrates the high standing and reputation of IPSO after four years of operation.”