The head of the Daily Mail online Martin Clarke announced he will be stepping down yesterday.
in the latest management upheaval at the publisher of Britain’s best-selling daily newspaper.
Martin Clarke, who built MailOnline into one of the world’s most-read newspaper websites, said he will be leaving in February.
Insiders at the paper said they were surprised by the departure of Clarke, who had been widely seen internally as a beneficiary of recent senior personnel changes — notably the exit of the Daily Mail’s editor Geordie Greig, the Financial Times understands.
Clarke made DailyMail.com a key part of the Daily Mail and General Trust’s business model and the site attracts 250m unique users a month, 90m of whom are in the US, according to the company.