Board of Directors

The INMA Board of Directors is the association's governing body, responsible for the strategy and direction of INMA worldwide. Often referred to as the “International Board,” volunteers serve two- and three-year terms and are elected annually by INMA members.


  • President
    Damian Eales
    Chief Operating Officer, Publishing
    News Corp Australia
    Sydney, Australia
  • First Vice President
    Maribel Perez Wadsworth
    USA Today Network | Gannett
    McLean, United States
  • Second Vice President
    Espen Egil Hansen
    CEO and Editor-in-Chief
    Oslo, Norway
  • Past President
    Eduardo Garces
    General Manager
    El Espectador/Comunican S.A.
    Bogotá, Colombia
  • Treasurer
    Sandy Naudé
    CEO Africa Community Media
    Independent Newspapers
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Brazil Division President
    Marcelo Benez
    Executive Commercial Director
    Folha de S.Paulo
    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Europe Division President
    Gerold Riedmann
    Managing Director
    Schwarzach, Austria
  • Latin America Division President
    Luis García
    CEO and General Manager
    Los Andes (Grupo Clarín)
    Mendoza, Argentina
  • North America Division President
    Brooke Christofferson
    Vice President - Client Strategy
    LocalIQ - The USA Today Network
    Phoenix, United States
  • South Asia Division President
    Pawan Agarwal
    Deputy Managing Director
    Dainik Bhaskar
    New Delhi, India


  • Board Member
    Alexandra Beverfjord
    Chief Executive Officer & Editor in Chief
    Oslo, Norway
  • Board Member
    John Boynton
    Chief Executive Officer
    Torstar Corporation
    Toronto, Canada
  • Board Member
    Kirk Davis
    Chief Executive Officer
    GateHouse Media
    Quincy, United States
  • Board Member
    Michael Doorly
    Chief Executive Officer
    Independent News & Media
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Board Member
    Griet Ducatteeuw
    Publisher, De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad
    Antwerp, Belgium
  • Board Member
    Stephen Dunbar-Johnson
    President, International
    The New York Times
    London, United Kingdom
  • Board Member
    Lotta Edling
    Editorial Director
    Bonnier News
  • Board Member
    María Eugenia Ferré-Rangel
    Chairwoman of the Board
    GFR Media
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Board Member
    Pit Gottschalk
    Fever Pit'ch
    Hamburg, Germany
  • Board Member
    Sanjay Gupta
    Editor In Chief & CEO
    Jagran Prakashan
    New Delhi, India
  • Board Member
    Chris Janz
    Managing Director, Australian Metro Publishing
    Fairfax Media
    Pyrmont, Australia
  • Board Member
    Frederic Kachar
    Chief Executive Officer
    InfoGlobo Comunicações
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Board Member
    Debby Krenek
    Newsday Media Group
    Melville, United States
  • Board Member
    Gary Liu
    Chief Executive Officer
    South China Morning Post
    Tai Po, Hong Kong
  • Board Member
    Frank Mahlberg
    Managing Director BILD Media Group
    Axel Springer
    Hamburg, Germany
  • Board Member
    Grzegorz Piechota
    Digital Strategy Adviser
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Board Member
    D.D. Purkayastha
    Managing Director & CEO
    ABP Pvt Ltd.
    Calcutta, India
  • Board Member
    Pam Siddall
    Chief Operating Officer - Enterprise Services
    Advance Local
    Wilmington, United States
  • Board Member
    Rika Swart
    Chief Executive Officer
    Media24 Newspapers
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Board Member
    Anthony Tan
    Deputy CEO
    Singapore Press Holdings
  • Board Member
    Suzi Watford
    Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
    The Wall Street Journal
    New York, United States