Times Newspapers has promoted classified ad director John Trickett
to group advertisement director.
The position had been vacant since Camilla Rhodes was elevated to
managing director last summer. Display ad director Gary Savage will
assume the role of deputy group ad director.
A head of classified sales is being sought among both internal and
external candidates. Trickett said he had not yet had time to appraise
the display situation but added there was no position open at this
Trickett, who joined Times Newspapers in 1998, began his career as a
sales executive at News Group Newspapers in 1978. He spent 14 years at
the Evening Standard - with a brief interval at the Racing Post - where
he rose to classified ad director.
Savage has been at News International since 1987 and joined The Times in
February last year from News Group Newspapers.