The Financial Times has boosted its editorial operations in Europe by appointing Hugh Carnegy to the position of Paris bureau chief and European managing editor, and Tony Barber as Europe editor and associate editor, with immediate effect.
Hugh Carnegy will take up the newly created role of European managing editor in addition to his responsibilities for managing the FT’s operations in France and the rest of Europe. He was previously the FT’s executive editor and has held numerous positions during his twenty year long career at the FT, including world news editor, financial news editor, international company news editor and deputy managing editor. Carnegy began his journalism career in 1978 working at Reuters where he stayed for seven years, working in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Turkey and the Middle East.
As Europe editor and associate editor, Tony Barber will write extensively on European business topics, as well as financial and political developments in the region. He has previously been the FT’s bureau chief in Brussels, Rome and Frankfurt, and joined the Financial Times in 1997 as European news editor.
Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: “These appointments to our European team underline the Financial Times’ commitment to giving readers a complete global perspective. Hugh Carnegy and Tony Barber bring vast amounts of experience to their new roles at a time when the eurozone crisis remains one of the most important stories in the world.”
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