Senior exec Alan Revell was always going to bail from Fairfax after he was was sent to special projects Siberia almost a year ago.

Last December new Fairfax CEO David Kirk announced Revell was heading back to the UK and now we hear he’s landed on his feet, nabbing the job of Chief Operating Officer for ANV, the online arm of DMGT in London – responsible for the Daily Mail/Evening Standard/Metro websites. Here’s the official announcement that found its way into our inbox today:

Alan Revell will be joining on Monday as Chief Operating Officer ANV. He joins from Fairfax in Australia where he worked for the last 8 years in a number of senior roles in both editorial and commercial. He has been group managing director and previous to that Editor-in-chief of the Sydney Morning Herald. He also ran Fairfax Digital.

Alan will work across the portfolio of ANV companies, aiding our entrepreneurial in developing their businesses, both organically utilising group synergies and identifying bolt-on acquisitions.

At Fairfax Alan was directly involved in integrated news-rooms and video services. This experience will help us define the way forward at Associated.

Please join me in welcoming Alan to our family.

Andrew Hart
Managing Director
Associated New Ventures

Revell, who is close to recently appointed SMH editor Alan Oakley, is originally from the UK, so the new gig is a return home. He’s rumoured to have got a payout in the vicinity of $900,000 after bailing from the thinning ranks of Fairfax senior executives.