Financial Times makes three senior appointments

  • Martin Dickson appointed Deputy Editor
  • Chrystia Freeland appointed Managing Editor, US Edition
  • Robert Shrimsley appointed News Editor

London: The Financial Times today announced three senior appointments.

Martin Dickson is appointed Deputy Editor. Currently Editor of the highly respected Lombard column, Dickson has over 20 years experience in senior financial and corporate reporting roles at the FT. He will be based in London.

He replaces Chrystia Freeland who has been appointed US Managing Editor. She will now be responsible for the FT's American edition in print and online, and will be based in New York.

Robert Shrimsley is appointed News Editor. He currently writes the daily Notebook column and has held several senior roles at the FT including UK News Editor and Chief Political Correspondent. He will be based in London, and also oversee the FT's news-desks in New York and Hong Kong.

Lionel Barber, Editor of The Financial Times commented: "I've appointed three highly respected and experienced journalists to these senior roles. They will drive and shape our editorial agenda, in the UK and internationally, and ensure our business news, comment and analysis is the sharpest and most incisive of any global news organisation.?

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