22 February 2017
DALLAS (30 November 2016) – Murdoch MacLennan, chief executive of Telegraph Media Group in the United Kingdom, has been elected to the International News Media Association (INMA) Board of Directors. The three-year Board term lasts through 2019.
The INMA Board of Directors is the non-profit association’s governing body, responsible for the strategy and direction of INMA worldwide. The 30-person INMA Board includes leading media executives from 14 countries on six continents.
MacLennan has been chief executive of the Telegraph Media Group since 2004, having previously been group managing director of Associated Newspapers. Born and educated in Scotland, MacLennan’s career has included stints at The Scotsman, Thomson Regional Newspapers, the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail, the Mirror Group, and Express Newspapers.
MacLennan has been active in media industry associations, including service as president of IFRA (a global technical association for newspapers), vice president of the World Association of Newspapers, and chairman of the Newspaper Publishers Association and the Press Association, both in the United Kingdom. Today, he serves as president of the NewstrAid Benevolent Fund, which helps those employed in the distribution, wholesale, and retail of newspapers and magazines in the U.K.
INMA is a global community of market-leading news media companies reinventing how they engage audiences and grow revenue in a multi-media environment. Governed by the motto “sharing ideas, inspiring change” in an industry in transition, the INMA community consists of nearly 8,000 members at 600+ news media companies in 60+ countries. In addition to cutting-edge strategic reports on hot-topic media industry issues, INMA conducts 15+ conferences, summits, and study tours worldwide each year. Headquartered in the United States, INMA has offices in Belgium, India, El Salvador, and Brazil.