Charlie Cox has been confirmed as managing director of Metro after taking the post as an interim position when former MD Steve Auckland left the company for ESI Media.
Cox, who has had a lengthy career with Metro owner DMGT (Daily Mail & General Trust), was named acting MD in July after Auckland announced his departure.
Upon his permanent appointment, he said: “I am delighted to have my feet even more firmly under the table at Metro.
“I have been so impressed with the team and the inspiring work they do that I couldn’t possibly not stay. I am particularly pleased to be part of a new chapter for Metro, which continues to produce great content and is the UK’s third-largest national newspaper distributed across 50 cities.”
Cox first joined DMGT in 1993 to set up DMG Radio, and became a broadcast regular in his own right with Moto GP punditry on the BBC.
In 2000, he was appointed head of mergers and acquisitions at Carphone Warehouse and spent two years at the company before returning to DMGT.