Members of the International News Media Association (INMA) elected 11 new executives to its governing Board of Directors during the non-profit organization’s annual business meeting on Wednesday.
Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, President, International, of The New York Times Company, was elected as Second Vice President of the Board’s Executive Committee.
Executives elected to new Board terms or recently appointed to the Board are:
- Alexandra Beverfjord, Editor-in-Chief and CEO, Dagbladet (Aller Media), Norway
- P.J. Browning, President Newspaper Division, Evening Post Publishing, United States
- Lotta Edling, Editorial Director, Bonnier News, Sweden
- Chris Janz, Chief Digital and Publishing Officer, Nine, Australia
- Mapula Nkosi, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Sun (Media 24), South Africa
- Martha Ortiz, Chief Editor, El Colombiano, Colombia
- Sivakumar Sundaram, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd. (BCCL), India
- Siv Juvik Tveitnes, Executive Vice President of News Media, Schibsted, Norway
- Gert Ysebaert, CEO, Mediahuis, Belgium
Belle Tayler, Head of Brand & Acquisition of Nine in Australia, meanwhile, has been appointed as chair of INMA’s Young Professionals Committee, which oversees the association’s Young Professionals Initiative.
New INMA Board terms begin June 1.
INMA President Damian Eales, global head of transformation for News Corp, lauded three executives departing the Board upon their terms’ expirations, including:
- Espen Egil Hansen, formerly Editor-in-Chief and CEO, Aftenposten, Norway
- Katharina Neubert, Director Business Development, Insider, United States
- D.D. Purkayastha, formerly Managing Director and CEO, ABP, India
Eales also recognized Board members who have stepped down in the past year: Greg Piechota of Agora in Poland and Rika Swart of Media 24 in South Africa.
The INMA Board of Directors is the fiduciary body overseeing the association’s activities worldwide.