News International appoints Ian Dowds to new role of sales director
News International has appointed Ian Dowds, previously vice-president of UK revenue at the advertising network Specific Media, as sales director.
The appointment follows several changes to the NI commercial team with trading director, Dominic Carter, promoted to the new role of commercial director; head of business analytics, Steve Bottomley, to the post of business services director; and creative solutions director, Abba Newbery, has been appointed as director of advertising strategy. Business intelligence director, Claire Myerscough, and sales support director, Patricia Kill, have been appointed to interim roles on six and 21-month contracts respectively.
Director of commercial strategy, Neil Jones, and sales innovation director, David German, are leaving the company.