Press Association has appointed Pete Clifton as editor-in-chief with a brief to lead the continuing transformation of the agency into a digital-focused multi-platform news and information business.
Clifton joins on 1 January 2015 from his recent role as executive producer for MSN in the UK. He has also previously served 15 years at the BBC in various senior positions including head of editorial development, head of news interactive, editor of BBC News website, launch editor of BBC Sport (Online) and editor of Ceefax. It will be the second time Clifton has worked for PA. During the mid-nineties he was chief sub-editor of PA Sport before becoming editor of PA’s Teletext service.
Clifton replaces outgoing editor Jonathan Grun, who steps down after 14 years in the role at the end of December before his retirement in May 2015 after 36 years with the company.