Spreng takes on corporate affairs at Scottish Media

Scottish Media Group, under the spotlight this week after its former chairman Gus Macdonald was given a post as Scottish industry minister, has appointed Callum Spreng as its first director of corporate affairs.

Scottish Media Group, under the spotlight this week after its

former chairman Gus Macdonald was given a post as Scottish industry

minister, has appointed Callum Spreng as its first director of corporate

affairs.



Spreng joins from insurance company General Accident where he was

communications head. His appointment marks the upgrading of the

communications function at Scottish Media. Previously the most senior

post was held by Bob Tomlinson, who has left his post as public affairs

manager to return to broadcast journalism at Scottish Media.



Scottish Media is the fourth-largest company in the ITV network with its

ownership of Scottish TV, which makes programmes such as Taggart.



In addition to STV, Scottish Media owns newspapers such as the Herald

and Evening Times in Glasgow.



General Accident was recently merged with Commercial Union to form

CGU.



Spreng said that his move was unrelated to the merger: ’It just happened

to coincide with the opportunity to move to Scottish Media, which was

too good to miss,’ he said.



Spreng’s former role at has been split internally between Tony Clarry

and Lynne Gray. Clarry is human resources and communications director

for UK Group Insurance at CGU while Gray is director -

communications.



At Scottish Media, Spreng takes charge of a corporate affairs department

including two press officers. The company retains Brunswick for

financial PR.



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