STV appointment for former News International manager

A FORMER managing director of the Scottish division of The Scottish Sun publishers, News International, has been appointed director of corporate development at STV.

Steven Walker is also a former managing director at The Scotsman publishers, Scotsman Publications, and his role – at STV Group plc – is a newly-created one.

Says a statement issued by the company: “Steven’s primary responsibility will be the growth of STV’s classified businesses and in particular, developing these activities through the newly established platform of STV Local.

“Steven has extensive experience in the media, advertising and publishing sectors. He was formerly managing director Scotland with News International Newspapers Limited where he was responsible for driving growth in revenues and taking the Scottish titles to the number one position in their respective market places.

“Prior to that, Steven was managing director of Scotsman Publications Limited, during which time he played a lead role in the acquisition and disposal of a range of titles and the development of digital publishing.”