Belle Tayler, head of brand and 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.

The INMA board of directors is the fiduciary body overseeing the association's activities worldwide. The new INMA board terms begin Tuesday, 1 June.

Executives elected to new board terms or recently appointed to the board include:
  • Alexandra Beverfjord, editor-in-chief and CEO of Dagbladet (Aller Media), Norway
  • P.J. Browning, president of the newspaper division at Evening Post Publishing, United States
  • Lotta Edling, editorial director of Bonnier News, Sweden
  • Chris Janz, chief digital and publishing officer at Nine, Australia
  • Mapula Nkosi, editor-in-chief at Daily Sun (Media 24), South Africa
  • Martha Ortiz, chief editor at El Colombiano, Colombia
  • Sivakumar Sundaram, chairperson of the executive committee at Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd. (BCCL), India
  • Siv Juvik Tveitnes, executive vice president of News Media, Schibsted, Norway, and
  • Gert Ysebaert, CEO of Mediahuis, Belgium.
INMA president Damian Eales, who is also global head of transformation for News Corp, lauded three executives departing the board upon their terms' expirations. These included:
  • Espen Egil Hansen, former editor-in-chief and CEO at Aftenposten, Norway
  • Katharina Neubert, director of business development at Insider, United States, and
  • D.D. Purkayastha, former managing director and CEO, ABP, India.
Eales also recognised board members who have stepped down in the past year, which were Greg Piechota of Agora in Poland and Rika Swart of Media 24 in South Africa.

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