Former Press Complaints Commission director Stephen Abell has been appointed managing editor of The Sun.
The appointment follows the departure of previous Sun managing editor Richard Caseby after 24 years with News UK and News International.
Abell left the PCC in February 2012 and since then has worked as a partner at PR firm Pagefield.
Sun editor David Dinsmore said: “I know Stig will bring a tremendous amount of energy, talent and commitment to the title…Press regulation has never been a hotter topic and it is of huge benefit to have someone of Stig's knowledge and experience on board as we chart a course through choppy waters.”
Abell said: "I am proud to be joining The Sun at this incredibly exciting time. You would have to have been living in a cave over the last few weeks not to notice The Sun, from the coverage of the royal birth to the launch of Sun+.
“As someone who cares deeply about good journalism, and the future of the newspaper industry, this is an opportunity I could not refuse. I cannot wait to get started."