Johnston Press has that Stephen van Rooyen is to become the newest recruit to its board when he joins the media group on 1 June as a non-executive director.
Currently the MD of sales & marketing at Sky van Rooyen has previously served as director of strategy at Virgin Media and held positions at both News International and Accenture.
Ian Russell, chairman of Johnston Press, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Stephen van Rooyen to the Board. Stephen has extensive experience and I am confident that his knowledge and perspective will add significant value to the business. We look forward to working with him in continuing to develop the Company.
“I would also like to thank Geoff for his commitment and contribution to the Company over the past three and a half years. He has made a considerable contribution to the development of our digital strategy over this period and we wish him all the best for the future."
Van Rooyen’s appointment follows the departure of Geoff Iddison who will leave the role at the end of June.