Indy's O'Connor is joining UBM

LONDON - Independent Newspapers' head of creative solutions, Richard O'Connor, is to leave the group to take up a commercial role with United Business Media.

Moving: Independent Newspapers' Richard O'Connor is to join UBM
Moving: Independent Newspapers' Richard O'Connor is to join UBM

O'Connor has been with the publisher of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday for about eight years, where his roles have included group head of travel and advertising manager across the group's classified division.

As head of creative solutions, he reported to Simon Cooke, display advertising director. O'Connor is expected to take up his role as group marketing services director at UBM in January.

His departure follows the newspaper's appointment of Mel Danks, Express Newspapers' head of trading, as deputy commercial director.

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