Hugo Drayton wins MD job at Telegraph Group

The Telegraph Group has conducted a management restructure that sees the promotion of Hugo Drayton to managing director.

Drayton, currently the managing director of Hollinger Telegraph New Media, will replace the outgoing managing director, Jeremy Deedes.

Deedes is retiring from the Telegraph Group after 17 years, the latter seven in the managing director's role, but will continue to act as a consultant to the company.

Drayton said: "We needed a spring clean to become more transparent and accountable. This will make us more flexible and cross-departmental, which will enable us to offer a more comprehensive package to our clients."

As part of the restructure, overseen by the chief executive, Dan Colson, Len Sanderson, the managing director of Telegraph Sales, is leaving the company. It is understood that Sanderson was considered for the role finally handed to Drayton.

Chris White-Smith, who is currently the display advertisement director, has been promoted to the new position of group sales director.

Kim Fletcher, a consultant editor, has been handed the senior role of editorial director, with responsibility for editorial and production activities of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. A former editor of The Independent on Sunday, his elevation is designed to protect editorial interests in the broader management of the paper.

Mark Payne, the Telegraph Group's deputy advertisement director and the commercial director of Hollinger Telegraph New Media, has been promoted to the new role of group commercial director.

Drayton joined the Telegraph Group in 1994 as the marketing manager.

He became the marketing and promotions director in 1996.

The changes come less than a week after the newspaper announced the resignation of the editor, Charles Moore. His successor, Martin Newland, takes over next week.

- Headliner, p9.

Topics

Become a member of Campaign from just £45 a quarter

Get the very latest news and insight from Campaign with unrestricted access to campaignlive.co.uk ,plus get exclusive discounts to Campaign events

Become a member

Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an Alert Now

Partner content

Share

1 Why creative people have lost their way

What better way to kick off Campaign's relaunch than with another think piece on the current failings of our industry, written by an embittered, pretentious creative who misses "the way things used to be"...

Share

1 Job description: Digital marketing executive

Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).