Former Newcastle Evening Chronicle editor and BBC Trust member Alison Hastings has joined regional publisher Archant’s board of directors.
Hastings will take up the role of non-executive director – a position she also holds at a number of other organisations – from 1 September.
Regional publisher Archant is headquartered in Norwich and produces daily and weekly regional publications including flagship title the Eastern Daily Press. It also produces national “pop-up” paper The New European.
Hastings, who has spent more than 18 years working in the regional press, said: “I am really excited to be joining the Board of a genuinely progressive local media company.
“The recent launch of The New European demonstrated Archant’s innovative approach – something I am looking forward to experiencing first hand.”
Archant chairman Simon Bax said her addition to the board was a “great appointment”, adding: “She brings not only a wealth of experience within the industry, but has also worked closely with companies going through digital transformations, making her the perfect choice to join our board at a time of significant change.”