Lewis becomes editorial MD at Telegraph Group

Daily Telegraph deputy editor Will Lewis has been moved to the new job of Telegraph Group managing director, editorial.

Lewis  will continue to oversee the move of the company from Canary Wharf to Victoria — which is said to be beginning next month.

A company statement said: "His new role recognises the substantial changes that are taking place within all media companies in a hugely competitive and dynamic technological environment."

Telegraph Group chief executive Murdoch MacLennan said: "Will Lewis's appointment will greatly assist us in addressing the fundamental changes taking place in our industry."

Lewis, 37, had been seen as a leading candidate for the currently vacant Daily Telegraph editor's chair.

Since Martin Newland quit as editor, in November 2005, Telegraph Group editor-in-chief John Bryant has been acting editor of the Daily Telegraph.

Lewis joined the Telegraph in August 2005 as City editor, after three and half years at The Sunday Times, where he was business editor.

Shortly after joining the Telegraph, Lewis was promoted to deputy editor, retaining control of the business section.

Then, in April, Damian Reece was made Daily Telegraph City editor in order to leave Lewis free to oversee the move from Canary Wharf.

The Telegraph Group has a growing senior management team. Also working on the move to Victoria are former managing editor Lawrie Sear and former Press Association executive Pat Pilton.

Neil Darbyshire, who was replaced as joint deputy editor in July by Ian MacGregor, remains in a "senior editorial role".

Other editorial management appointments at Telegraph Group in recent months include Andrew Pierce, who was made an assistant editor at the Daily Telegraph in July, and Iain Martin, who was made an assistant editor at the Sunday Telegraph in April.

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