The board of The Irish Times today has announced the appointment of Liam Kavanagh as managing director with immediate effect.
Kavanagh was deputy managing director since 2006, and succeeds Maeve Donovan who recently retired from the position.
Liam Kavanagh joined the Irish Times in 2000 as chief financial officer. He was appointed to the board in 2001 as finance director and company secretary.
Commenting on the appointment, David Went, chairman of The Irish Times, said: "Liam Kavanagh brings exceptional experience and skills to his new role as managing director.
"The board and I are delighted with his appointment and look forward with confidence to his leadership of the company in the current challenging economic climate."