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Trinity Mirror sets up new division for Sunday titles led by Sue Douglas and Rupert Howell

By Stephen Lepitak | -

June 4, 2013 | 3 min read

Trinity Mirror has announced its latest restructure having appointed former Sunday Express editor Sue Douglas as publishing director and ITV’s former managing director of brand and commercial, Rupert Howell as chairman of its Sunday Brands.

The pair will take on responsibility for the publisher’s Sunday newspaper titles The Sunday People, The Sunday Mail, Wales on Sunday, The Sunday Sun and The Sunday Mercury.

Howell will also take on the role of group transformation director, and will report to CEO Simon Fox in order to lead the company’s strategic transformation plans, an announcement revealed.

Douglas said: "I've spent the last two years pursuing a dream to revitalise this part of the media market, so I'm thrilled to get the opportunity to lead the re-vamp of the Sunday People under James Scott's editorship, as well as develop the other Sunday titles. This is a chance to put energy, fun and great journalism into what will become a seven-day digital, one-day print operation."

Rupert Howell said: "I'm delighted to have this opportunity to continue working with Sue, and to work with Simon and Mark Hollinshead (COO) to drive Trinity Mirror forward. The Group faces a number of challenges in common with the rest of the sector, but is blessed with a fantastic stable of titles across the UK and the determination to pursue its clear strategy to transform its fortunes and build a dynamic and growing media business."

Douglas had previously led a failed bid to buy The Sunday People earlier this year.

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