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Press Association Appoints Chief Technology Officer
Aug 09, 2010 (10:08 AM EDT)

LONDON, August 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew Dowsett joins the Press Association today as Chief Technology Officer. Andrew takes responsibility for IT across PA Group, and will lead all activities from software development and internal IT to external service delivery. He is the first CTO to be appointed to the Press Association's senior executive team and will be based in the company's London office, reporting to Group Chief Executive, Clive Marshall.

Andrew's remit will span the breadth of the Press Association, the UK's national news agency and a leading supplier of multimedia content on a global scale. With services supplying text, images and video content across digital, print and broadcast platforms, PA Group has corporate and consumer customers in over 90 countries around the world.

Andrew brings with him a wealth of experience, and worked most recently as Operations and Technology Director for Bauer Consumer Media Limited. Prior to this he held senior roles at a number of high profile companies including EMAP, EMI and Virgin Media Group.

Commenting on his appointment, Andrew said: "My objective at the Press Association is simple - to deliver the best possible IT function to benefit both staff and customers alike. I look forward to working with the technology team and developing talent to meet the diverse needs of PA's businesses and customers."

Clive Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, PA Group, commented: "Andrew's depth of experience in both media and technology make him ideally suited for this wide-ranging role. I have no doubt he will be a great asset to the company. His appointment to our senior executive team reflects our determination to capitalise fully on the role technology can play across every aspect of our business."

About PA Group

PA Group owns the Press Association, the UK's trusted source of compelling multimedia content.

For over 140 years, the Press Association's network of journalists has been gathering news and information for the media. Today the company supplies everything from breaking news and showbiz interviews to real-time sports results and the weather forecast.

The Press Association is now a digital business, with the ability to supply tailored text, pictures and video for use on any platform.

Other PA Group companies include international weather forecasting business MeteoGroup and CNW Group, Canada's leading news distribution company.

PA Group Limited is a private company with 27 shareholders, including Associated Newspaper Holdings Limited, News International plc, Trinity Mirror plc and United Business Media plc.

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SOURCE The Press Association