Chris Maybury, the general manager of Times Newspapers, has
resigned to become the chief operating officer of the Institute for
International Research, a leading training, conference and exhibitions
He will be replaced by Alasdair MacLeod, the circulation director of
Maybury, who joined News International as sales and marketing director
in 1994, came from a retail background. He had previously been the
property director of Marks & Spencer.
He said: ’I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Times and the
newspaper is well on its way to taking over the Daily Telegraph’s sales.
I have chosen to leave now when there is a good gap before the crucial
September period.’ He will leave the publisher next Friday and is due to
take up his new position at the IIR in September.
Leslie Hinton, executive chairman of News International, said: ’I am
sorry Chris has decided to leave.’