Wilson retires from Mirror

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Charles Wilson, former acting editor of The Independent, has retired as managing director of Mirror Group, one of the share- holders in The Independent. Mr Wilson, who was also a former editor of the Times, has also resigned from the board of Mirror Group.

Mr Wilson, a robust Scot, started in newspapers in 1951 and made his name on the Daily Mail. He has since edited Glasgow's Evening Times, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Sporting Life.

Mr Wilson's departure has allowed Mirror Group to restructure its senior management and his operational responsibilities will be taken over by Kelvin MacKenzie, former editor of The Sun. Mr MacKenzie will be deputy chief executive and group managing director reporting to the chief executive David Montgomery.