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AOP announces Dominic Collins as new co-Chair

AOP has announced the appointment of Dominic Collins, Group Director of Trader Media Group, as the new AOP co-Chair to take up the role from October 2009, for one year, working with the current co-Chair Tim Faircliff, General Manager of Consumer Media at Thomson Reuters.

Alison Reay, Digital & Multi-Media Director Telegraph Media Group and current AOP co-Chair, who was appointed in October 2008, has completed her tenure and will formally hand over to Dominic at the AOP Summit on 7 October 2009.

Alison Reay comments, “I’ve enjoyed co-chairing the AOP, in a fantastic but challenging year for all businesses, especially AOP members. We’re excited that Dominic has agreed to take up the co-Chair role alongside Tim; his business skills and experience are going to be useful assets to the association."

"The following year is going to be no less challenging, I’m sure, but I believe Tim and Dominic can steer a clear path on behalf of AOP.”

The joint chairmanship, introduced at the AOP Summit last year, allows greater rotation in the role of representatives drawn from newspapers, magazines, broadcasters and online only players, to truly reflect AOP’s diverse membership of the publishing industry.

Dominic, incoming co-Chair for AOP and Group Director of Trader Media Group, responsible for AutoTrader.co.uk, one of the most successful migrations from traditional media to digital globally, adds, “Trader Media Group strongly supports the AOP’s efforts for our industry. I am thrilled to be accepting the position of co-Chair for such an important and established industry body, helping the sector during such a pivotal point for our businesses.”

AutoTrader.co.uk is the world of cars made easy – from new and used cars to insurance and finance, along with advice and solutions to help reduce the cost of motoring.

Tim Faircliff, AOP co-Chairman and General Manager of Consumer Media at Thomson Reuters says, “I’m looking forward to working with Dominic as we tackle issues relevant to our members. It’s been a pleasure working with Alison, and on behalf of the AOP, I want to thank Alison for her resolute and inspired chairmanship through some of the toughest 12 months digital has experienced."

"She has provided reassurance, stimulation and enormous value to all member companies which Dominic and I will aim to continue.”

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