News International loses David Walsh to Financial Times

The Financial Times has raided News International to fill its vacant advertising director’s post, poaching David Walsh, deputy director of advertising for the Times and the Sunday Times.

The Financial Times has raided News International to fill its

vacant advertising director’s post, poaching David Walsh, deputy

director of advertising for the Times and the Sunday Times.



Walsh will take up the position in January 1999 when he ends a period of

gardening leave imposed on him by News International. He will report to

the Financial Times’s worldwide commercial director, Michael Murphy.



Walsh began his career in the industry at News International where he

was appointed deputy ad director of Times Newspapers in 1993, moving

from the now defunct Today where he had been commercial director.



Walsh fills the gap left at the Financial Times by Stephen

Dunbar-Johnson, who went to the International Herald Tribune in June as

worldwide advertising director.



Last week, the Financial Times appointed Olivier Fleurot as managing

director, following Stephen Hill’s promotion to chief executive

(Campaign, 16 October). Fleurot will spearhead the broadsheet’s drive to

become a global business brand.



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