Metro newspaper recruits new FD

THE PUBLISHER of the London-based free-sheet Metro has recruited a new chief of finance.

Phil Offord takes the finance director role at media business Metro in addition to his current duties as head of finance.

Offord, who joined the publisher in 2008, qualified at Lubbock Fine Chartered Accountants in 2006 and began working for Associated Newspapers in 2008, taking on a number of roles including finance manager and business analyst.

Linda Grant, managing director at Metro, said: “I’d like to congratulate Phil on this consolidation of his role at Metro. He has become an important member of the senior team and his contribution in terms of the future direction of the business is invaluable.”

In his new role, Offord is a member of Metro’s executive team and will be tasked with growing the business and its future investment plans.

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