FT Appoints New City Editor

FT Appoints New City Editor

London: The Financial Times today announced the appointment of Andrew Hill as City editor and editor of the Lombard column. The Lombard column is known for its incisive, daily commentary on the UK corporate and financial sector.

Previously, Hill was financial editor with overall responsibility for coverage of companies and markets. He joined the Financial Times in 1988 and has held various positions including US business editor, foreign news editor, Brussels correspondent and Milan correspondent. Andrew has been an assistant editor since August 2003

Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, commented: "I am delighted Andrew has taken on responsibility for Lombard. He brings a breadth of experience and incisive wit to this must- read column."

Andrew starts his new role in September.

Also, Tony Major has moved to the role of financial news editor. Tony was previously an assistant news editor.

For further information, please contact:

Lucy Ellison, Financial Times
020 7873 3119
lucy.ellison@ft.com

Stephanie Jones, Financial times
020 7873 3876
stephanie.jones@ft.com

Notes to Editors

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