Hood will be responsible for the strategic direction, profitability and growth of the technology division, which currently publishes 13 websites, reporting to managing director of Dennis Digital Pete Wootton.
He will also sit on the publisher’s newly formed digital board, created to oversee technical delivery across the business, content strategy and digital investment.
Wootton told The Drum he is “excited” to be bringing Hood into the fold, adding that future digital launches are “imminent”. Hood will take up his new role at the end of June.
His appointment forms part of the publisher’s ongoing digital strategy overhaul, which has seen it centralise its properties, and overhaul its digital commercial team to focus on core agency groups.
As part of the changes head of digital sales Gary Rayneau will step up to become deputy managing director of Advertising, while Elaine Dela Cruz will become head of Digital Advertising.
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