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Daily journalist appointed to senior role at Women in Journalism

Catriona StewartA daily journalist has been appointed to a new senior role at an organisation supporting women in the industry.

Women in Journalism Scotland has unveiled Catriona Stewart as its new deputy chair.

Catriona, pictured is currently a columnist and writer-at-large for Glasgow-based daily The Herald.

She will take up a two-year term in her new post.

In a statement, WIJ Scotland said: “At our recent AGM, Gabriella Bennett stepped down as WiJ Scotland chair following two years at the helm. Members were also appointed to new roles within the organisation.

“Gabriella has been an inspirational and inclusive leader and we’d like to thank her for all of her hard work over the past two years.

“She established our mentoring scheme as well as our WiJS x JRF bursary programme and has been instrumental in organising campaigns and events.

“We are pleased to announce our co-chairs for 2023-25 will be Anna Burnside and Heather Dewar. They will be supported by Catriona Stewart as deputy chair.

“We would also like to thank Susannah Morris for her role as social media manager, which has now been passed on to Iris Pase and Lucy Small.”