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Murdoch MacLennan

Murdoch MacLennan

Deputy Chairman, The Telegraph Media Group, United Kingdom

Murdoch MacLennan is Deputy Chairman of the Telegraph Media Group and was previously CEO of the company for thirteen years.

Before joining the Telegraph he was Group Managing Director of Associated Newspapers and prior to that Managing Director of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail.

Born and educated in Scotland he began his career as a graduate trainee at Thompson Regional Newspapers working in a number of their offices.

He is the Chairman of the Press Association Group and Chairman of the Scottish Professional Football League.

From 1997-2003 he was President of IFRA (the global association for Newspapers).  He was Chairman of the Newspapers Publishing Association and is a member of Google DNI Council (Digital News Initiatives).

He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Paisley, now the University of the West of Scotland and he is an Honorary Professor at the Adam Smith Business School at Glasgow University and is the Chancellor’s Assessor on the Court of the ​Glasgow ​University.

In 2008-9 he was a member of the Calman Commission, reporting on the future of Scottish devolution and ​is​involved in a number of industry charities.

October 2017