Trinity Mirror has appointed Richard Ayers to the job of regional web publishing director.
He held a number of senior digital roles over 10 years at BBC News online, and was portal director for Tiscali.co.uk and more recently managing director of digital production agency Magic Lantern.
Trinity said Ayers will work closely with the regional teams across the division to implement digital best practice and develop content and online services to drive usage, audience and online revenues across the regional network.
Trinity Mirror Regionals digital director Chris Bunyan said: “Richard’s experience and expertise will strengthen our digital team and will ensure we continue to deliver and drive compelling online user experiences for this growing audience across our regional websites.”
He takes up his new position with immediate effect. Shaun Collins has joined as digital recruitment director.