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Former HMV CEO to head up Trinity Mirror

By | Published on Monday 3 September 2012

Simon Fox

Former HMV CEO Simon Fox, who announced that he was leaving the flagging retailer at the beginning of last month and who is due to actually depart today, has been appointed the new CEO of Trinity Mirror, the flagging publisher of The Mirror, amongst many other national and regional newspaper titles.

Well, at least he knows a thing or two about flagging heritage brands that are operating in a challenging changing market. Whether he has any expertise in making things flag less, well, that’s a moot point.

Announcing the appointment, Trinity Mirror Chairman David Grigson said: “Simon will provide the strategic leadership the company needs. His experience gives him a current and in-depth understanding of how consumers’ habits are changing and the technology that is driving these changes. He is a great team player and leader and his skills and experience perfectly complement those of the existing executive team”.

Fox added: “I am delighted to be joining the Trinity Mirror team. I have been enormously impressed by the people I have met so far and look forward to starting shortly. Whilst the Group’s current financial performance is robust, we will need to continue to evolve the business to meet the changing needs of our customers”.

The new post will officially come into effect on 10 Sep.