Carnegy and Groom take up senior positions on FT

Financial Times has made two senior appointments, with Hugh Carnegy
becoming executive editor and Brian Groom appointed comment and
analysis editor.

Carnegy will be responsible for the night
editing operation of the Financial Times’ four editions. During his
20-year career at the FT he has held a number of positions, both in
London and abroad. His roles have included deputy managing editor,
world news editor, financial news editor, Nordic correspondent and
Jerusalem correspondent.

Carnegy replaces David Walker who is retiring after 35 years with the paper.

Groom will be in overall charge of the comment and analysis, features,
interviews with top executives, columnists and special reports sections.

the FT’s European editor, he replaces Andrew Hill, who has been
appointed financial editor. Prior to this Groom has been the FT’s UK
news editor, UK and regional affairs editor and political editor.

editor Andrew Gowers said: “These are two of the most important jobs at
the heart of the FT, so I am delighted that two of our most experienced
journalists, with a great track record of achievement in the UK and
internationally, have agreed to take them on.

“Brian will further
develop our comment and analysis pages as the leading forum for serious
debate on the issues that matter in Britain and beyond.

will take charge of our production and night-editing organisation at a
time when we are poised to complete the introduction of a new, fully
integrated publishing system, with all the benefits that brings for our
print and online editions.”

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