Express Newspapers has promoted Andy Jonesco to managing director
as part of a management shake-up that sees the former managing director,
Nicholas Rudd Jones, now heading United News & Media’s online
The news comes as Express Newspapers continues to battle against
declining circulation. Jonesco, who was the deputy managing director and
advertisement director of Express Newspapers, was promoted last Friday.
Industry observers suggest Rudd Jones has been sidelined as the Express
Group looks to reinvigorate its newspapers.
Richard Ogle, the head of classified advertising, becomes advertising
director, while Lindsay Cook, editorial development director, will
assume responsibility for the Scottish and Irish operations of Express
Newspapers. Paul Woolfenden, the commercial director, will also head up
the enterprises department.
Jonesco joined Express Newspapers in October 1996 from The Daily
Telegraph where he was sales director. He said: ’I’m excited about it. I
came here because Express Newspapers was always going to be a difficult
job and now I’ve got full control.’
Referring to Rudd Jones’s tenure on Express Newspapers, Clive Hollick,
the chief executive of UN&M, said: ’In his two years, Nicholas has
played a key role in strengthening the business, developing the
newspapers and successfully developing The Express and Daily Star brands