East Anglia: David Hill joins the board of community media group Archant

David Hill, who has been appointed as a non-executive director at Archant

David Hill, who has been appointed as a non-executive director at Archant - Credit: Archant

Community media company Archant, whose titles include the EADT, has appointed David Hill to its main board as a non-executive director.

Mr Hill, who has been executive chairman of Norwich-based Jarrold & Sons Ltd since 2002, trained as a solicitor and worked in the banking department of City law firm Norton Rose, before setting up an investment banking business, advising European institutions and banks on cross border financing structures, where he remains a non-executive director.

Commenting on his appointment, he said: “I am delighted to be joining Archant, a company I’ve admired for many years, particularly at this time of great change in the regional media. I look forward to getting to know the business better over the next few months.”

Richard Jewson, chairman of Archant, said: “David brings a wealth of knowledge about many of the communities we serve.

“We are very pleased that he will be joining the board and we greatly look forward to benefiting from his insight and experience.”

Mr Hill is a governor of the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library and a trustee of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association. He was formerly deputy chair of the University of East Anglia council, chair of Norwich HEART, chair of the Norwich Playhouse and has had a number of roles in other voluntary organisations in Norfolk.