INM board appoints Marshall as a non-executive director
INDEPENDENT News & Media has appointed Allan Marshall to the board of the public company as a non-executive director.
Mr Marshall, who takes up the position with immediate effect, is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's programme for management development.
He began his career in newspaper publishing in 1971 at a regional newspaper in Australia and went on to win several journalism awards.
In the mid-1980s he moved into editorial management and was a senior editor at 'The West Australian' newspaper.
In 1987, he moved to Associated Newspapers to join the 'Evening Standard' in London.
In 1994 he was appointed a director of Associated Newspapers Ltd and was later appointed chief operations and technology director.
While at Associated Newspapers, he helped position the organisation as a global market leader.
He is a founder of iMedia, a leading international advisory service to the publishing industry, and currently heads the Telegraph Media Group's technology transformation unit.
Mr Marshall's appointment follows David Reid-Scott's resignation from the board earlier this week. Mr Reid-Scott's departure meant that the number of company directors on the INM board fell below the minimum level of five required under the company's articles of association.
After seeking legal advice, the remaining four directors decided to appoint Mr Marshall onto the board to bring the number of directors back in line with company rules.