More change at Record group
Rennie joins exodus of top staff at Trinity Mirror
He departs next Wednesday and will not be replaced. He leaves the company just days after Daily Record editor Murray Foote stepped down.
Trinity Mirror described Mr Rennie’s departure as part of an organisational restructure.
Mr Rennie, who spent 24 years at the company, was appointed managing director in 2014, responsible for a portfolio of titles which included the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, dailyrecord.co.uk, Business Insider, Glasgow Live, Paisley Daily Express, Media Scotland Events, Quay Production and 17 local titles.
With backing from the London-based parent group, he launched Glasgow Live and an online business news service, effectively modelled on the success of award-nominated Daily Business.
He became Scotland’s youngest editor at 23 at the Clydebank Post then made the jump to national newspapers as a sub-editor at The Sun.
After spells at Scotland on Sunday, the Evening News and the Daily Record, he was appointed Editor of Scotland’s biggest-selling newspaper, the Sunday Mail.
Trinity Mirror recently acquired the Daily Express, Daily Star and Ok! magazine from Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell company and is renaming itself Reach.