Tuesday 8 February 2011

Guardian Media Group makes Brooks redundant

The Guardian Media Group announced today that Tim Brooks, managing director of Guardian News & Media and a director of GMG, is to leave the company.

It said: "As part of the ongoing reshaping of the business, which includes a rationalisation of the management structure of GMG and GNM, the GMG board has decided that the post of GNM managing director is redundant.

"Tim will leave at the end of the financial year (March 31st) and commercial members of the GNM executive committee will report directly to GMG chief executive officer Andrew Miller."

Andrew Miller said: “On behalf of the GMG board I would like to thank Tim for everything he has done for GNM and the wider group over the last four and a half years. He has been a passionate and dedicated servant of the company and its journalism, he has played a crucial role in the Guardian’s ongoing digital transformation, and he has led the business with great integrity at a time of significant change and sometimes difficult choices. He leaves GNM with our best wishes for the future.”

Brooks said: “The best aspect of my work here has not been husbanding two of the finest news brands in the world; it has been the chance to work daily with the extraordinarily gifted and committed people of GNM. I will miss that greatly, and continue to consume their output with familial pride.”

  • Writing in the latest issue of Press Gazette, Brooks said: "Guardian and Observer journalism has never been in better shape: witness the superb filtering, redaction, analysis and presentation which meant our investigative journalism was being talked about around the world in 2010."

Pic: The Guardian

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