News International (NI) temporary CIO Chris Taylor has been appointed into the position permanently, according to sources close to the company.

Taylor was appointed as interim CIO to the media company just over a month ago, when previous CIO Paul Cheesbrough was promoted to group CTO for parent company News Corp and moved to New York.

Taylor joined NI in 2011 from magazine publisher Emap to become director of enterprise technologies.

His primary task as NI CIO is likely to be managing the separation of the company, which publishes the Times, Sunday Times and Sun newspapers, from its parent.