Geordie Greig has been appointed editor-in-chief of The Independent, joining the British online newspaper from DMGT where he was most recently editor of the Daily Mail.
Greig joins The Independent at a time when it has shown sustained growth, averaging a monthly global audience of 76.5 million unique users.
“I am delighted to become editor-in-chief of The Independent, the only title that has successfully made the transition from national newspaper to global news platform, whilst maintaining editorial integrity and remaining profitable throughout,” said Greig.
Independent Digital News and Media Limited (IDNML) chairman John Paton added: “Geordie Greig’s appointment as editor-in-chief is a defining moment forThe Independent as we continue to focus on growing the business.
“Geordie has been the editor of three Fleet Street papers and has a brilliant track record for building news brands that successfully deliver for their audiences, growing readership and audience engagement. Geordie’s experience will be critical as we look to further build news teams around the world to extend our global reach, whilst also maintaining the values and integrity of The Independent as we expand.”