7 January, 2020: The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Patrick Jenkins to the role of deputy editor. The appointment is incoming editor Roula Khalaf’s first senior hire and is effective 17 January when she assumes the FT editorship. Jenkins will oversee the newsroom and its global network of correspondents, as well as its award-winning editorial projects.
“Patrick brings a wealth of journalism and management experience to the job,” said Khalaf, commenting on the appointment. “Over the past decade as banking and financial editor he has decoded the seismic overhaul of the global financial industry for our readers with agenda-setting journalism. I’m looking forward to working closely with him in this next chapter for the FT and I’m excited to see how he continues to bring more innovation to our newsroom.”
Jenkins has spent the last six years as the FT’s financial editor where he shaped financial coverage and managed several teams, including the banking, markets and Lex writers. Before that he was the banking editor, leading a 10-strong global financial services reporting team in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis.
He launched the FT City Network, a popular invitation-only debating forum comprising more than 50 of the City of London’s top figures from across finance, business and policy making, strengthening the FT’s relationship with the City.
Within the FT, Jenkins has been instrumental in nurturing talent. He started the editorial mentoring programme, now comprising more than 50 mentors and more than 100 mentees.
He joined the FT in 1998 and reported for FT Money and UK companies. He has also been Frankfurt correspondent and companies editor.
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