ABC has appointed three new members to its governing board.
Tim Brooks, CEO of the BMJ Group, has been nominated by the PPA and will represent Business Media.
Richard Thomson, nominated by the NS, will represent Regional Publications and is replacing outgoing member Chris Pennock, MD of Johnston Press’ South Midlands Publishing Unit.
Jo Hughff, an ISBA nominee, completes the Board’s Advertiser representation.
Brooks has had a lengthy career at the highest levels of the media industry in the UK, US and Australia.
Brooks previously held the position of Managing Director at The Guardian and The Observer, and was the founding Editor of Media Week in 1984.
Thomson currently holds the position of Group Newspaper Sales Manager at Newsquest Media Group, having previously held a number of senior positions with Associated Newspapers.
Hughff has worked at Proctor and Gamble since 1997. Having joined the organisation in a product supply role before moving into marketing, Hughff now holds the position of Senior Media & Communications Manager.
The three new members complete the eighteen-strong ABC board, which meets five times annually to oversee ABC company decisions.
Jerry Wright, ABC Chief Executive, said:“ I am delighted that Jo, Tim and Richard have joined the ABC board and welcome their unrivalled understanding of the global publishing sector along with their vast experience in both general management and the buying and selling of media.”