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PA Group appoints James Murdoch as non-executive director

James Murdoch, chairman and chief executive, Europe and Asia News Corporation, has joined the PA Group board as a non-executive director.

Murdoch’s appointment, which was announced today as the group released its financial report for 2007, is one of a series of changes to the board with Sir Harry Roche stepping down after 20 years as a director and 13 years as chairman.

The group announced a 25 per cent growth in revenues from its digital business, but a drop of £1.2 million in its total operating profits.

The fall from £2.6 million in 2006 to £1.4 million in 2007 was a result of significant multimedia investment, the group said.

Trinity Mirror digital recruitment head Andy Baker leaves for Friends Reunited

ITV has appointed Andy Baker as managing director of its Friends Reunited Group.

Baker joins the company from Trinity Mirror, where he was director of digital recruitment.

Baker’s appointment marks a board-wide shake-up of the group, with Michael Murphy, Tim Ward and Rob Mogford, the co-owners of Friends Reunited, all changing roles by the end of 2008.

Current CEO Murphy will join the Friends Reunited board as a non-executive director, while Ward will move from marketing director to a similar position for ITV Consumer.

Changes to Mogford’s role will not take place until after 2008, an ITV press release said.