The Financial Times has appointed Robert Shrimsley as managing editor of FT.com.
In his new role Shrimsley will help steer the ongoing digital and print integration at the FT, while leading on the ongoing design improvements on FT.com and its editorial content.
He will work closely with FT.com managing director Rob Grimshaw who is responsible for the website’s commercial performance and overall strategy.
Shrimsley was previously the Financial Times’ news editor. He was also the author of Notebook, the FT’s daily satirical column on social, political and economic issues. Joining the FT as chief political correspondent in 2000, he has also been the UK editor and the UK news editor.
John Thornhill, European edition editor, will become news editor. A former foreign news editor, Asia editor and Lex columnist, Thornhill has played a vital role in securing the FT’s position as the leading business publication in Europe.
Martin Dickson, deputy editor, will assume a watching brief for the European edition. Former FT.com editor James Montgomery is exploring several options in print and online at the FT for the future.
The appointments coincide with the news that FT.com has reached one million registered users.