Gowers quits as FT editor after fallout with Pearson

Andrew
Gowers is stepping down as editor of the Financial Times because of
what are understood to be “strategic differences” with the paper’s
owner Pearson.

Gowers is to be replaced by the paper’s US managing editor Lionel Barber.

Gowers
was appointed editor of the FT in July, 2001, and has been at the paper
for 22 years after training with the news agency Reuters.

He made
his mark at the FT by leading the launch of FT Deutschland. He was also
acting editor of the FT in the US from 1997 to 1998 during a period of
high sales growth for that edition.

Other jobs at the paper have
included: agricultural correspondent, commodities editor, Middle East
editor, features editor, foreign editor and deputy editor.

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