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Ex-daily editor takes up director role with arena owner

Machray newThe former editor of the Liverpool Echo has taken up a director role with the owner of an arena which used to bear his newspaper’s name.

Alastair Machray has joined the board of ACC Liverpool, Exhibition Centre Liverpool and the M&S Bank Arena.

Up until 2019, the arena was known as the Echo Arena before changing its name.

Alastair, pictured, joins ACC Liverpool, which is owned by Liverpool City Council, as a non-executive director.

He told Liverpool Business News: “The ACC Liverpool Group operates one of the most iconic events campuses in the UK.

“And is important to so many people in Liverpool and across the region as a place where everyone can come together to enjoy themselves and to do business.

“I’ve been a proud supporter since it opened in 2008 and to be appointed as a non-executive independent director is an absolute privilege.”

Alastair served as an editor across different newspapers for 25 years before leaving Echo owner Reach plc last July.