Freeland made FT deputy editor

Chrystia Freeland, editor of the Financial Times’s Saturday edition, is making rapid progress up the promotion ladder and has been made the paper’s deputy editor.

Editor Andrew Gowers said: “Chrystia is one of the most talented journalists of her generation.”

Current deputy John Ridding leaves for Hong Kong in July to run the new Asia edition as editor and publisher. New York bureau chief Andrew Hill returns to London to become an assistant editor.

Freeland’s place at the Saturday paper is taken by design editor Richard Addis, former editor-in-chief of the Daily and Sunday Express, who will retain his design brief. He was Freeland’s editor on the Toronto Globe and Mail before they moved to the FT, in her case for the second time, in 2001. Freeland joined the FT in 1994 and held the posts of Eastern Europe correspondent, Moscow bureau chief and UK news editor, before going back to her native Canada.

She returned to the FT as editor of FT.com, and was responsible for the successful launch of subscription services last year.

By Jean Morgan

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