Johnston Press appoints ex-Scottish Power boss

 one of Britain’s largest publishers has appointed Ian Russell as a
non-executive director today. As part of his new mandate, Russell will sit
on the corporate’s audit committee. 

Russell was most recently chief executive of
Scottish Power,
joined as finance director in 1994. On his departure, he left with a severance
package of £2.3m and a pension top-up of £2.7m – even as the company was warning
customers it was forced to raise their bills because of soaring oil and gas

Prior to his tenure at the energy company, he gained extensive experience in
a variety of finance roles both in the profession with
KPMG and across a range of
industries in the UK and Hong Kong.

Commenting on the appointment, Roger Parry, chairman of Johnston Press, said:
am delighted to welcome Ian to the board. His executive career gives an
indication of the very real contribution which he will make to Johnston Press’

ongoing development and his financial experience will strengthen the Audit


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