New leadership takes the helm
WHILE many people are planning their Christmas break, the two new members of the senior management team at The Daily Examiner will be busy getting to know the Clarence Valley and its people.
General manager Nigel Irving took charge of the Fitzroy St, Grafton, office two weeks ago, while David Moase spent his first day in the editor's chair yesterday.
Their appointments round out a strong leadership team that includes sales manager Sarah Nash and regional finance manager Lloyd Brown.
Nigel has joined The Daily Examiner from the Tweed Daily News, where he was in charge of the real estate portfolio.
His CV even includes seven years in the Australian Army.
"I didn't hesitate to take on the position as general manager," Nigel said.
"I see myself very much as the custodian of the newspaper and its brand - the real owner of The Daily Examiner is the community itself.
"Our emphasis in the year ahead will be about engaging with readers and advertisers and providing them with multiple platforms both in the newspaper and in our online products."
David has been based in Woolgoolga for the past 10 years and is a former editor of the Coffs Coast Advocate.
He has also worked for the Examiner on two previous occasions.
"The Daily Examiner is part of the fabric of the Clarence Valley and I've already been able to see how important it is to the people who live here," he said.
Nigel and David are mapping out a program for getting to know readers and business people throughout the Valley.
"If we haven't said hello to you yet, we soon will," Nigel said.
"We're also keen to hear from the community on what they think of The Daily Examiner or of any ideas they have about stories we should be covering."
David and Nigel can be contacted on 6643 0500.