Ellis Watson leaves News International's currantbun.com

- Ellis Watson, the former Sun and News of the World Marketing director who recently launched currantbun.com, has resigned from News International.

- Ellis Watson, the former Sun and News of the World Marketing director who recently launched currantbun.com, has resigned from News International.

No reason was given for his departure from his position as general manager of currantbun.com. However, his resignation comes only weeks after Alasdair MacLeod was appointed managing director of News International Digital Publishing over Watson's head.

MacLeod was formerly general manager of Times Newspapers and had no previous experience of digital media.

MacLeod said: "The Bun has a very strong team and we will ensure that it continues to grow and develop as planned. A replacement for Ellis will be announced as soon as possible."

In the meantime, currantbun.com will continue to be run by the existing management team of Barni Evans, marketing director; Bruce Vandenberg, operations director; Lynette Webb, commercial director; and Sam Clenshaw, financial director.

Since its launch on March 30, News International claims Currantbun has become a top six ISP with over 300,000 registered subscribers.





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