Senior Archant Anglia editorial figure Bob Crawley has been appointed to the Press Complaints Commission after being nominated by the Newspaper Society.

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Mr Crawley is publishing director (newspapers) for Archant Anglia, where his duties include being responsible for editorial content in all newspaper titles including the UK’s biggest-selling regional newspaper, the Eastern Daily Press alongside dailies the East Anglian Daily Times, Norwich Evening News and Ipswich Star.

He replaces Anthony Longden, a senior editor from Newsquest, who stood down at the end of September.

Lord Hunt of Wirral, chairman of the PCC, said: “I am delighted that Bob has agreed to serve as a commissioner. It is especially important in these changing times that the voice of our regional media is fully represented on the commission.”

Mr Crawley, who joined Archant in 1996 as editor of the Norwich Evening News, said: “I am delighted to be appointed a commissioner for the Press Complaints Commission. It does extremely valuable work.

“I am passionate about the press, in particular the regional press, and look forward to working with the PCC team to ensure reporting standards across the industry remain as high as possible.”

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