The Association of Newspapers and Magazine Wholesalers policy committee has appointed Adrian Smith as its chairman.

Smith joins from ­WHSmith News where he was commercial director. His appointment is a new role for the body, and follows a major restructure earlier in the year. He will be based at ANMW's newly relocated head office in Reading.

Smith said: "I look forward to working with all UK wholesaler members to develop the ANMW strategy."