Evening Standard ad director Sue Dear will move over to The Mail on
Sunday to replace her.
De la Bedoyere has not yet decided who should fill the vacancy Dear
leaves at the Evening Standard.
She told Media Business: "I’m delighted with my new role but I’m just
assessing what we have here. I'm not making any decision about the
vacancy just yet."
In addition to de la Bedoyere’s promotion, Kevin Beattie, formerly
managing director of the Evening Standard and Metro, becomes chief
operating officer of Associated New Media. He is succeeding Martin
Dunne, who is setting up an internet company called Front of Mind, which
will be initially owned and funded by Associated’s parent, the Daily
Mail and General Trust.
The Metro managing director role is being filled by Mike Anderson who
was previously deputy managing director.
Beattie’s remit is to develop closer relationships with Associated’s
newspapers and develop websites linked to the titles. To support this,
Ted Verity is moving from the Daily Mail to become ANM’s editorial
Beattie will also manage ANM’s existing websites such as UK Plus and
This is London.
Owen Davies, who heads the new-media operation of regional newspaper group Northcliffe, will also oversee the Daily Mail Group’s web
He will focus on developing third-party alliances and manage the group’s
web investment fund.
The chain of appointments was initiated by Dunne’s desire to be an
internet entrepreneur. The former editor of Today and the New York Post
is likely to be offered an equity stake in Front of Mind, which will
have eight staff.