Williams names key executives

New Scottish Daily Mail editor Chris Williams has appointed lieutenants.

The in-house appointments are the first made by Williams, who was poached from his role as editor of the Daily Express in December.

Alan Crow has been named executive editor and Andy Harries deputy editor.

Both men have shared the editing of the Scottish edition of the Daily Mail since Tim Jotischky, the previous editor, moved to the Mail headquarters in London last June.

Crow will have the added responsibility of editing the Scottish Mail on Sunday.

Williams, who has not yet taken up the reins in Glasgow, was last at the Daily Mail in 1996, when he was an assistant editor after joining the paper in 1989.

It is expected that Associated Newspapers will give Williams an increased budget to further develop the Scottish Daily Mail, which currently sells about 120,000 copies.

However, it is believed the appointment is essentially a career development opportunity for Williams, prior to a move back to London in a more senior ro

By Hamish Mackay

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