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New blood at the helm of island daily

The Guernsey Press has announced two major senior appointments, following the retirement of its current editor.

Deputy editor, Shaun Green, will succeed Richard Digard, who is leaving after 14 years at the helm of the Channel Island daily, with effect from June 2.

Current assistant editor, Suzanne Heneghan, steps up to become the paper’s new deputy editor.

Shaun, 47, has worked for the Guernsey Press for some 25 years, first as a junior reporter, then a sub editor, then head of production, and then for the last 13 years, as deputy editor.

Former deputy editor Shaun Green (right) has been appointed as editor of the Guernsey Press, while former assistant editor Suzanne Heneghan has become the paper's deputy editor.

His journalistic career began with the paper in June 1989, after gaining an honours degree in English and European literature from the University of Essex. Guernsey born and bred, Shaun is married with two teenage children.

Managing director of the Guernsey Press, Mark Lewis said: “Shaun is the ideal person to succeed Richard Digard.

“He has a complete understanding of the ethos of The Guernsey Press, having worked alongside Richard for many years and I very much look forward to working more closely with him, going forward.’

Suzanne, 52, who began her journalistic career with the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo group, after gaining a degree from Liverpool University, followed by a postgraduate in journalism.

She joined the Guernsey Press news team in 1999, moving to a senior role in production, then features editor, news editor, and for the past nine years as assistant editor, working across news, sport, business, and now also with special responsibility for the development of digital media.

Shaun said he was absolutely delighted with Suzanne’s appointment as his deputy.

“We have worked well together for many years, and I know that Suzanne’s skills as an experienced and talented journalist will enable the Guernsey Press to meet the many challenges that no doubt lie ahead of us.”