Colin McClatchie has been appointed managing director of News International in Scotland and Ireland.
News International group managing director Clive Milner said: “Strong advertising and circulation growth in Ireland and Scotland have made a significant contribution to the overall success of News International.
“Colin’s experience at News International newspapers makes him an ideal choice to take on this new role.”
McClatchie, 55, was born in Belfast.
He went on to graduate with a BSc in economics from Queen’s University in the city.
He held a variety of senior management positions with Thomson Regional Newspapers between 1971 and 1984 in Belfast, Newcastle, Reading and Edinburgh.
McClatchie was appointed circulation/ marketing director, Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd between 1984 and 94.
He joined News International Scotland as general manager in 1995