Seasoned news man and former APN New Zealand regional chief operating officer Rick Neville is stepping into a part-time advisory role at the Newspaper Publishers' Association (NPA).
Neville takes over Tim Pankhurst as the industry body's editorial adviser, providing counseling on media issues and government lobbying work.
Apart from his COO role, Neville was also the editor-in-chief for APN's regional publications.
He was originally brought into the company to oversee the launch of the Herald on Sunday a decade ago. He left APN in March following a restructuring within the company.