“It’s an honour to be appointed head of business at The Guardian, which I’ve long admired for its campaigning, investigative journalism” – John Collingridge
The Guardian announced that John Collingridge has been appointed as its new head of business. He succeeds Julia Finch, who served as The Guardian’s head of business for over ten years, as well as a reporter, editor, head of department and duty editor of the paper.
Collingridge started out as a trainee reporter at the Hull Daily Mail in 2005, moving to become city reporter at the Yorkshire Post and then city reporter at the Press Association. He went on to join The Sunday Times in 2013 as industry correspondent and became deputy business editor in 2018.
Katharine Viner, editor in chief, Guardian News & Media says: “We are very pleased to appoint John as new Guardian head of business. His expertise and analysis will be invaluable at a time when businesses across the country continue to navigate the impacts of a tumultuous and difficult year.
“We also wish Julia well, who has been a fantastic and inspirational journalist for the Guardian.”
Commenting on his appointment, Collingridge added: “It’s an honour to be appointed head of business at The Guardian, which I’ve long admired for its campaigning, investigative journalism. It’s an exciting opportunity to join a talented team and help develop the Guardian’s business coverage at such a pivotal time for the economy.”