Andrew Miller, chief financial officer of Guardian Media Group, has been appointed as the company’s interim chief executive.
Miller will takeover on a temporary basis from Carolyn McCall when she leaves the post at the end of June to become chief executive of EasyJet.
GMG, the owner of The Guardian and the Observer newspapers, announced this afternoon that the process to recruit a permanent successor to McCall would be in the hands of a ‘nominations sub-committee”.
The group will be headed by Amelia Fawcett, chair of GMG, and include Liz Forgan, chair of the Scott Trust, and non-executive directors John Bartle and Neil Berkett.
‘This group is in the process of appointing executive search consultants and will consider both internal and external candidates,’a statement from GMG said.
Miller has been in his current role since August when he joined GMG from Trader Media Group, a business jointly owned by GMG and Apax Partners.
McCall’s departure after spending 24 with GMG was announced last month.