The National Council for the Training of Journalists has appointed five new directors to its board following the retirement of four long-standing directors at the Council's annual general meeting last November.
Joining the council are editorial director of the Western Morning News and Evening Herald Alan Qualtrough, Newbury Weekly News editor Brien Beharrell, editor of the Evening Times in Glasgow Donald Martin, executive director of customer relations at Darlington College Sue Campbell and managing director of the Newspaper Licensing Agency Martin Stevenson.
They will join the existing directors Kim Fletcher (chairman), Joanne Butcher (chief executive), Peter Cole (vice chairman), Jan Lever, Liz Page, Alan Rusbridger, Bob Satchwell and Malcolm Vickers.
Speaking of the new appointments Kim Fletcher said: "We are fortunate that five such well-respected and high achieving industry figures have accepted our invitation to the join the board of the NCTJ. They bring with them an extraordinary breadth and depth of experience and interests. I look forward to working with them and all our directors, staff and supporters to move the Council to the next stage of its development and to maintain our on-going commitment to professionalism and innovation in journalism training and qualifications."