– Johnston Press: Three weeks after welcoming its new CEO John Fry following the departure of Tim Bowdler, Johnston Press today announces a shake-up of its board. Chairman Roger Parry will step down as a director at the JP AGM in April after 12 years on the board and eight as chairman, to be replaced by Ian Russell on March 12. Board members Simon Waugh will leave the board this Friday to become CEO of the National Apprenticeship Service. Gavin Patterson, recently promoted to CEO of BT (NYSE: BT) Retail, will not stand for re-election at the AGM after a year on the board. The company is on the look-out for new directors and non-exec directors.
– StudiVZ: German social networking site StudiVZ has appointed Markus Berger-de León as its new CEO, poaching him from auction site MyHammer . He leaves the MyHammer board at the end of February but will retain his role as CEO of its parent company Abacho in a limited capacity. StudiVZ was bought by the Holtzbrinck group in January 2007 for about