Lloyd Shepherd has returned to Yahoo! Europe as director of news, sport and information following five years with the Guardian.

His new position will involve executing a pan-European product strategy as well as market and partnership development.

Previously Mr Shepherd worked as a journalist writing about the film and television industry. In 1998 he joined Yahoo! UK & Ireland where he spent three years as production director. He then went on to work for the Guardian, initially as chief producer and most recently as deputy director of digital publishing.

He wrote on his blog: "To say that I’m excited would be an understatement. From March 13th I’m back in the Y! fold after a five-year absence, responsible for the news, finance and sport platforms across Europe, working with the fantastic and dedicated local teams in each territory to deliver the best, most complete offerings in all those verticals.

"It’s going to be an absolute blast."

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