Ben Bold
Nov 13, 2019

FT editor Lionel Barber steps down after 14 years

Roula Khalaf will become the paper's first ever female editor.

Barber: stepping down in 2020

Lionel Barber, who has spent 14 years as editor of the Financial Times, is stepping down from the news organisation in January 2020. Roula Khalaf, who has been deputy editor since 2016, will become the FT's first ever female editor.

Barber, who has been instrumental in maintaining the newspaper’s profitability and attaining a subscriber base of one million while traditional print has been hit by the rise of digital publishing,...

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