Monday, May 20, 2013

Newsquest | CEO Davidson said preparing to retire

That's according to Manchester radio station Key 103, which today quoted a Gannett spokesman it didn't identify as saying that Newsquest chief Paul Davidson, 58, is in "the early stages of planning his retirement."

The station's report didn't give a timetable, however. Gannett has hired The Lygon Partnership to oversee the search for a new boss, and "is understood to be considering external as well as internal candidates for the job," Key said.

Davidson has been CEO since 2001.

Newsquest, which Gannett bought in 1999 for $1.5 billion, publishes 17 paid dailies and hundreds of other free publications in the U.K.

1 comment:

  1. In an e-mail, a reader says Davidson originally planned to retire at the end of last year, but has agreed to stay on through this year.


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