The Telegraph appoints Chris Forrester as first chief revenue officer

The Telegraph has today announced the appointment of Chris Forrester to the newly created role of chief revenue officer, reporting into CEO, Nick Hugh.

Chris, who was most recently Spotify UK manager, will lead the company’s advertising revenue teams including display ad sales, client strategy and development, and Spark, The Telegraph’s branded content and data division.

He will also have responsibility for all commerce revenues, excluding that generated by Telegraph Travel and Telegraph Financial Services.

The appointment of Chris forms part of the Telegraph’s ongoing commitment to focus on diversifying into new revenue streams, including advertising, digital subscriptions, travel and financial services and events, in order to offset declines in print.

Hugh said “We are delighted to welcome Chris to The Telegraph in the role of CRO. His extensive experience and forward thinking attitude make him well positioned to lead our commercial efforts into the future.”

Chris joins the newspaper with over 20 years experience from some of the industries biggest brands including four years at Primesight, where he first held the position of commercial director and later becoming managing director. In 2016 he became Country Manager of Spotify UK.

We wish Chris and Nick and everyone at The Telegraph all the best in this latest Victorious Partnership.

You can read the original announcement here.