The Financial Times has appointed Patrick Jenkins as financial editor and assistant editor from 1 January 2014. In his new role Jenkins will oversee and shape the FT’s broader financial coverage, with a focus on financial services and investment. He will lead a team of journalists globally and work closely with editors in the markets, Lex, FT Money and FTfm teams.
FT editor Lionel Barber said: “Patrick has led our banking coverage over the past four years and forged a world-beating team of financial services journalists. He and his colleagues have demonstrated an enviable record of breaking news, consistently delivering front page stories on issues at the heart of our readers’ interests. His leadership skills and experience will be invaluable as we continue to invest in core beats and develop our digital strategy.”
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.”