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On his appointment, Stott said: “The FT has led the way in successfully and profitably moving its news, comment and global readership online. I am delighted to join this world-class publication at such an exciting time in its 125-year history and look forward to contributing to its future success.”
FT editor Lionel Barber said: “I am delighted to welcome Michael to the Financial Times. On the UK agenda are the 2015 general elections, a referendum in Scotland and questions over the UK and eurozone economies. Michael’s experience in breaking news and digital platforms will be invaluable to the FT’s coverage.”
Michael began his career in journalism in 1987 as a graduate trainee for Reuters in London. In his 26 years there he has held a number of positions including regional editor of EMEA, global news editor, global head of domestic news services, and editor UK & Ireland among others.
Current UK news editor Andrew Ward moves to the global role of pharmaceuticals correspondent.
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