Express Newspapers has announced details of the sales team shake-up
that began last week. There are 25 confirmed voluntary redundancies and
Andy Jonesco, the Express’s sales director, has already started to hire
Although many of the departing staff members will not be replaced,
Jonesco is thought to be looking to fill certain senior posts.
The most senior departures include: Shaleene Perkins, the head of
advertising on the Sunday Express, Peter Thompson, the head of
advertising for features, and Charles McCrostie, the advertising manager
on the Daily Star. Bill Ridd, the Express’s classified director, left
some weeks ago.
Philip Snowdon, the sales manager on the sports section, is among the
The first appointment is that of Anne Mollen, formerly the head of
strategic planning at the Telegraph. She joins as the head of the
business development department and will be responsible for sponsorships
and advertorials as well as Internet activities.
Julie France stays as the deputy advertising director. Reporting to
France will be Howard Warren, who will continue to run the six-day
Express operation as ad manager, while Simon Young also keeps his
position as the head of sales on the two magazines, Saturday and
Andy Farthing moves from special projects to become the group head on
the Star and Jeremy Slattery, who was recently promoted, will work for
Young on the magazines.
Jonesco said: ’This is just the first of many steps that will be taken
to re-establish Express Newspapers’ sales force at the leading edge of