News International Appoint General Counsel

04 May, 2012

News International has appointed Paul Chinnery as General Counsel.


Paul will lead on all legal matters relating to NI with responsibility for editorial, the new compliance structure, and commercial activity. Paul’s appointment follows that of Imogen Haddon to the position of Chief Compliance Officer in March.


Tom Mockridge, Chief Executive of News International, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Paul to News International. We now have a great team in place to continue the work underway in changing how we operate as a business. This means rigorous adherence to high standards and compliance with new procedures.”


Previously, Paul held the position of Senior Legal Counsel at WorldPay and before that he was the Director of Legal and Commercial Affairs at UK broadcaster Channel 5. During his 13-year career with the channel he gave legal advice on a wide range of editorial and compliance issues, litigation, regulatory investigations and the negotiation of commercial contracts across the business.


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