City AM taps Forbes' Charles Yardley with COO appointment

City AM has tapped Forbes appointed Charles Yardley to lead the publication as chief operational executive.

Yardley, who has been managing director and publisher of Forbes since 2004, will be responsible for overseeing the business operations, working closely with the commercial and editorial teams.

Yardley will report to Jens Torpe, chief executive and co-founder of City AM, who said: “Charles has exceptionally strong credentials in print and advertising.

“Over the past 12 years he has been instrumental in building the Forbes business that has bucked the trend in the publishing sector; Forbes has successfully grown its readership in print and built a digital business that accounts for 70 per cent of advertising revenues."

Yardley will take up the role in January 2015.