Friday 28 October 2016

INM taps Zamano's Ross Conlon for new role

Published 19/05/2016 | 02:30

Irish Independent corporate portrait - Ross Conlon.
Irish Independent corporate portrait - Ross Conlon.

Outgoing Zamano chief executive Ross Conlon will join Independent News & Media (INM) in July, taking on the new role of managing director, New Business Ventures.

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The post is aimed at strengthening INM's digital capability. The company is Ireland's leading media business, publishing market-leading titles including the Irish Independent, 'Sunday Independent' and 'The Herald'.

Earlier this month, listed Irish mobile phone technology company Zamano announced that Mr Ross, inset, was standing down as chief executive and as a director.

He had been ceo since January 2014, and chief technology officer from 2010, having joined the company in 2007.

Commenting on the appointment, Robert Pitt, chief executive of INM, said: "We are delighted to welcome Ross to the INM team. He brings top-level experience to INM in the digital sphere.

"INM is putting significant emphasis in developing and broadening its senior management capability, as it looks to expand its business and drive the company forward."

Before joining Zamano, Dublin native Ross held senior roles in Red Circle Technologies and had co-founded Suka Technologies after he graduated from DCU in 2000.

The latest INM appointment follows the recent appointments of Brendan Hughes as chief digital officer and Cormac McNulty as group director, mergers & acquisitions.

Stock market-listed Zamano said on May 8 that Ross Conlon had tendered his resignation with effect from May 9 to pursue other interests.

A process to find a new ceo for Zamano was then due to begin immediately.

Zamano is profitable and has been linked to a number of potential deals over the past year.

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