Independent News & Media has announced the appointment of Murdoch MacLennan as non-executive chairman of the company.

He was previously appointed as a director at INM on March 1 this year.

Murdoch MacLennan is deputy chairman of the Telegraph Media Group and was previously its CEO for 13 years. 

He was group managing director of Associated Newspapers before joining the Telegraph,  and prior to that he was managing director of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail.

Mr MacLennan is also chairman of the Press Association Group and chairman of the Scottish Professional Football League. 

He was President of IFRA, the global association for newspapers, between 1997 and 2003, and is now a member of the Board of the International News Media Association. 

He has been a member of the Council of Google's Digital News Initiative since 2016.