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At Trinity Mirror you explain to us what your role is as chief executive on the board. You sit with Mr Vickers, Mr Vaghela and the non-executive chairman is Ian Gibson. Your responsibility, you tell us, is for developing the group's strategy, and that you have delegated authority from the board to execute that strategy and the group's operations. Your role also covers investor relations, maintaining relationships with key Trinity Mirror customers and suppliers and dealing with public affairs and corporate communications. You tell us also something about who the leading shareholders are.

Does that mean that in distinction to some of the newspaper groups we've heard of who have identifiable human proprietors, what distinguishes Trinity Mirror is that there is no single identifiable human proprietor; you are answerable to your shareholders?

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