Murdoch MacLennan

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Murdoch MacLennan, 62, is chief executive of Telegraph Media Group in the UK, having previously been managing director of Associated Newspapers for ten years until 2004.[1]

He was listed 41st in the 2011 MediaGuardian Media 100 list of powerful figures in the British Media.[2] having been number 17 in 2010.


MacLennan started his career as a graduate trainee at the Scotsman in Edinburgh,[3] before moving to Reading as production manager for a regional weekly. He joined the board of The Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail as Production Director in 1982. Both papers were part of the Mirror Group, and he became the group's Director of Production in 1984. He moved to Express Newspapers a year later in 1985 to become Production and Technical Director, Harmsworth Quays in 1989 to be Managing Director, then back to Mirror Group as Group Operations Director of Mirror Group Newspapers and Managing Director of Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail until 1994, when he moved to Associated.

In 1998 he was invited to deliver the MacMillan Memorial Lecture to the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland. He chose the subject 'The Press We Deserve'.

in 2010, he became chairman of PA, in addition to his role at the Telegraph. He is a member of the Commission on Scottish Devolution[4] and vice-chairman of the World Association of Newspapers.[5]


  1. ^ "Murdoch MacLennan". Business Week. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "41. Murdoch MacLennan". Guardian (London). 24 July 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Murdoch MacLennan". Business Week. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Murdoch MacLennan". Commission on Scottish Devolution. 
  5. ^ "Executive Committee". World Association of Newspapers.