AddThis SmartLayers

MD departs as flagship dailies merged into same publishing unit

Paul OTwo flagship dailies are set to come under the same publishing unit after a regional publisher’s restructure which has seen a managing director depart.

Manchester Evening News and Huddersfield Examiner managing director Paul O’Halloran has left Reach plc after almost four years in the role.

The move sees Carl Wood, who is the MD responsible for the Liverpool Echo, as well as Reach’s North West and North Wales titles, add the MEN and the Examiner to his portfolio.

On his Twitter profile, Carl is now listed as regional MD Liverpool Echo, Manchester Evening News and Reach plc North West, North Wales and Huddersfield.

Paul, pictured, joined Reach in 2010 as commercial director of the Manchester Evening News.

He had been managing director of the MEN and Huddersfield Examiner since November 2014.

HTFP has asked Reach for a comment on Paul’s departure.


You can follow all replies to this entry through the comments feed.
  • August 30, 2018 at 10:46 am

    It would be interesting to know the financial arrangements applying to his departure. Will they be on the same level as those of the unfortunates whose ambitions have been inhibited by newspaper groups such as Trinity Mirror? I think not.

    Report this comment

    Like this comment(5)