Guardian News & Media has announced a restructure which will see David Magliano join its Executive Committee as managing director of marketing, membership and consumers revenues having created three new business units.
Magliano, who was previously managing director for membership strategies, takes on the role as a unit is created to develop relationships with agencies and clients, another dedicated to with readers and third for its print business.
He will be responsible for heading up the business globally from a consumer-facing perspective while reporting to group chief executive, David Pemsel.
The unit focusing on advertising revenue, jobs and Guardian Labs will be run by a new chief revenue officer who is currently being sought, while Richard Furness, as director of publishing, will take responsibility for newspaper operations, revenues and production in London and Manchester.
Pemsel described the purpose of the Guardian as never having been more important but it still has a need to focus on the "changing" needs of its global audience.
“This means we need to think about how we can capitalise on today’s changing media landscape while also moving quickly to seize future opportunities. I’m confident that the structures we are putting in place today will enable us, over time, to decrease our dependence on display advertising and to accelerate the diversification of our revenue streams," he added.
Magliano joined GNM in early 2014 having previously been director of brand for The Co-operative Group, director of Marketing of London's Olympic bid and England's World Cup bid.
Earlier today, Vice UK appointed the Guardian’s live features editor Rebecca Nicholson as editor-in-chief on the same day as recruiting her colleague Jenny Stevens, commissioning editor for culture, as managing editor.