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Financial Times appointments: Andrew Hill, Jonathan Guthrie and Claer Barrett

Andrew Hill has been appointed the FT’s management editor. He will write a weekly column, contribute features, and blog regularly on developments in business, strategy and management.An award-winning journalist, Andrew was previously City editor and editor of the Lombard column. Previous roles include financial editor, New York bureau chief, foreign news editor and correspondent in Brussels and Milan. Andrew is the administrator of the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award and organises the FT’s annual ranking of the Top 50 Women in World Business. He is a regular speaker at conferences and on television and radio.

FT editor Lionel Barber said: “Andrew Hill has done a tremendous job as the Financial Times City editor, writing and editing the Lombard column, during the past four years. Andrew is an outstanding reporter who has held a wide range positions during his long career at the FT, including several posts overseas. As management editor he will champion the FT’s management coverage, drawing on the wealth of experience he has gained by working close to the heart of some of the world’s biggest companies.”

Jonathan Guthrie has been appointed City editor, with the key duty of writing the renowned Lombard column. He was previously the FT’s enterprise editor, based in Birmingham, contributing a weekly column on UK business and politics to the FT for eight years and providing business-focused commentary on the last five budgets. His previous roles with the FT include Midlands correspondent, UK companies editor, companies reporter and editor of Pensions Management magazine.

Claer Barrett has joined the Financial Times as retail correspondent. A multi-award winning journalist, Claer was previously an associate editor for Investors Chronicle, editing its property section. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4′s consumer programme You & Yours.

Andrew, Jonathan and Claer take up their new roles in January 2011.

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