Independent News & Media has named Ross Conlon as managing director of new business ventures.

The role was established by the media company to help it expand its business, particularly in relation to its digital operations.
Mr Conlon, who recently stepped down as CEO of mobile marketing firm Zamano, will take up the new role in July.

The announcement is the latest in a number of senior appointments by INM, including a new chief digital officer and a group director of mergers and acquisitions.