Paul Cheesbrough is to leave his role of Telegraph Media Group (TMG) CIO this autumn.

The IT chief is leaving TMG to become CIO at News International, publisher of The Times, Sunday Times and The Sun, where he will be responsible for developing the digital infrastructure and various technology platforms across the company.

Cheesbrough joined TMG in 2007, where he has driven greater adoption of cloud computing within the company as part of a three-year technology transformation project.

Telegraph CIO Paul Cheesbrough

Paul Cheesbrough, CIO of TMG, is leaving the company for News International
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A significant proportion of TMG’s back office technology is now cloud-based with Google Apps, CRM and Amazon’s EC2 technology all now used at the publisher.

Cheesbrough’s new role at News International will see him take over from current CIO Andrew Hickey and report to the organisation’s chief executive, Rebekah Brooks.

Brooks said in a statement that Cheesbrough has “exceptional experience in leading technology teams for content businesses”, which will be valuable as the company develops its digital strategy further.

Before his time at TMG, Cheesbrough was controller of digital media at the BBC, having previously worked as the broadcaster’s technology controller. He has also worked as a technology consultant at IBM.