Patrick Morley appointed COO at TMG

Mr P. Morley (1956) has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Executive Board of Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) as from December 2007. At present he is CEO at Wolters Kluwer Nederland B.V.

Mr Morley has gained wide experience in executive positions at commercial, operational companies targeting the telecom, media and consumer markets and is accustomed to operating in a stock market environment. Morley has also completed the successful restructuring of various companies and company divisions. He has a clear vision of the media in general and new media specifically, as well as up-to-date knowledge of information management, ICT, digital developments and mobile telecom.

In his current position as CEO of Wolters Kluwer Nederland, Patrick Morley is also responsible of all operations in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Previously Morley was employed as Chief Operating Officer at O2 (Telfort). He has held several posts at KPN N.V. including Chief Technology Officer and member of the Executive Board.

Mr Morley’s ancillary positions are Vice Chairman of the General Board of the Dutch Publishers Association, member of the Supervisory Board of the listed company Twentsche Kabel Holding N.V. and of Translink Systems B.V. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of Science and Technology Policy.

Together with Ad Swartjes (CEO and chairman) and Fred Arp (CFO) Patrick Morley forms the Executive Board of TMG. As a COO he will contribute to the strategic development of the Group and will be in charge of the Dutch print and online publishing companies and of the facility management companies. He will also be responsible for Information Management at group level.

Ad Swartjes:  “Jan Willem Eyssen has occupied the position of COO ad interim the past two years. Key issues have been initiated and came about in the framework of the operational excellence policy in the facility management sector of the Group. In addition he is a sparring partner at strategic level and he leads projects in the domain of information technology. We highly value the results he has achieved.

TMG aims for long-term continuity and the arrival of Patrick Morley means that all the positions on the Executive Board be occupied. Patrick Morley is ‘the right man in the right place’ for TMG. He will hold key responsibilities both in an operational as in a strategic sense and in continuing and developing the operational excellence policy at the facility management companies. All with the aim of maintaining and consolidating TMG’s corporate success.“

Patrick Morley: “After four fantastic years at Wolters Kluwer, I’m looking forward to meeting this new challenge at TMG. After a satisfying period in the business to business market, a consumer focus adds another new dimension.”