Former Business a.m. editor Richard Neville has been appointed deputy editor of The Press and Journal, Aberdeen.
Before joining Business a.m., which ceased publication last year after failing to find a financial partner, Neville, 35, was deputy editor of The Scotsman, which he joined in 1996 after spells with the Daily Record, Yorkshire Evening Press and Edinburgh Evening News.
He replaces Kay Drummond, who has been appointed deputy editor of the Leicester Mercury, which, like the P&J, is part of Northcliffe Newspapers.
The P&J is investing heavily in extra sport, news, business and leisure coverage. Editor Derek Tucker said: “Richard is joining us at an extremely busy and exciting time, and his skills and experience will be invaluable to us as we build for the future.”
Neville said: “It is a great paper with a strong history and tradition and I am looking forward to helping to develop and grow the title in the future.”
By Jean Morgan