The National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) has appointed Vincent Crowley as its new chairman. He succeeds Matt Dempsey, the chairman of the Irish Farmers Journal.
Crowley has held a variety of senior roles at Independent News & Media (IN&M), most recently that of Group Chief Executive Officer. His replacement at IN&M is expected to be announced shortly.
Commenting on his appointment, Crowley says “as the rapid evolution of the news media industry continues, so too do the challenges. I look forward to working with my NNI colleagues to meet these challenges to ensure the Irish newspaper industry, which employs thousands of people and remains strong and viable. I would like to also thank my predecessor, Matt Dempsey for his commitment to NNI and his effective leadership during a time of significant change.
Crowley joins as chairman, weeks after the NNI announced that it had appointed Dara McMahon as coordinating director following the recent retirement of Frank Cullen.