The managing editor of London’s Evening Standard is to become the next president of the Society of Editors following its conference next week.
He became managing editor of the Standard in 2005 and then group managing editor in 2011.
Said Doug: “I am looking forward to the challenges of continuing to develop the Society. It has members in all sections of the media and has established a powerful reputation as the voice of the industry as pressures mount both commercially and in terms of restrictions on our ability to inform the public.”
Ian added: “Doug’s wide experience in both regional and national newspapers and his involvement with local TV in London makes him an ideal candidate for the presidency. We are confident that he will take the Society forward at a time of rapid change across the industry and for the organisation itself.”