A FORMER editor of The Herald is one of 12 people appointed to the board of the body to lead the new press regulator.

Charles McGhee, who held the position from 2006 until 2008, will sit on the board of Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) when it replaces the Press Complaints Commission next month.

Charles Wilson, a former editor of our sister paper the Evening Times, will also join the board, along with pensions expert Ros Altmann, Richard Reed, the co-founder of Innocent, Sir Tom Phillips, former UK Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Anne Lapping, vice chairman of the Council and Court of the London School of Economics.

Sir Hayden Phillips, chair of the selection panel, said: "The new board contains distinguished people from different walks of life and with a mix of skills that will, I believe, ensure the new regulator will be able to build the trust of the public."