The Financial Times has filled its long-standing vacancy for a
marketing director by appointing Gordon Willoughby, a board director for
United Distillers in the UK.
Willoughby has been given overall responsibility for the FT’s sales,
circulation and marketing in the UK. He fills the gap left by the
departure of Jane Scott in 1996. Julia McKechnie, who was appointed head
of marketing after Scott, left the company in May to join World Telecom
as its marketing head.
Michael Murphy, the FT’s worldwide commercial director, said:
’Willoughby will be working with FT marketing teams worldwide to
position the FT as the world’s best business newspaper.’
At UD Willoughby is responsible for the general management of the
convenience and cash and carry sector. He will join the FT next
The FT is still looking for a UK ad director following the departure of
Stephen Dunbar-Johnson in June to the International Herald Tribune.