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Board appointments at media group

PUBLISHED: 15:42 19 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:33 03 March 2010

TWO new members have joined the board of media group ECNG (Eastern Counties Newspapers Group) just as two other long serving members have retired.

Joining the group as non-executive directors will be Simon Copeman and Anita Frew.

TWO new members have joined the board of media group ECNG (Eastern Counties Newspapers Group) just as two other long serving members have retired.

Joining the group as non-executive directors will be Simon Copeman and Anita Frew. Mr Copeman, 35, is marketing manager for the Automotive Aftermarket Division of 3m UK plc. He is the son of Group Vice-chairman Geoffrey Copeman.

Anita Frew, 44, is a non-executive director of Abbott Mead Vickers plc, Ansbacher Holdings Ltd, Victrex plc and NTX plc.

She is also an independent director of the Donmar Theatre and the Gate Theatre. Leaving the Norwich based company are Richard Copeman, 67, and Ivan Lockett, 58.

Mr Copeman served as a member of the board of Eastern Counties Newspapers Limited before joining the Group board in 1980.

Mr Lockett was also a member of the boards of ECN Limited and the East Anglian Times Company Limited before joining the main Group board in 1991.

Both have family links with the company going back hundreds of years. Richard Jewson, chairman of ecng said: "The Board is delighted to welcome Anita Frew and Simon Copeman who bring their wide experience and we look forward to working with them. We are greatly indebted to Dick Copeman and Ivan Lockett.

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