Normally hacks go spin, but in a canny move the Institute of Directors’ comms boss Christian May is the new editor of City AM. Having written hundreds of pro-business op-eds under other people’s by-line, May will take over at the paper later in the summer:
“City A.M. has been a daily read for me since I came to London seven years ago and it’s been an essential source of news and comment throughout my time at the Institute of Directors.
Few papers can rival City A.M. for its understanding of business, of markets and of life in the capital.
I am very excited to be leading the paper into its tenth anniversary in September. I shall work tirelessly to repay the trust placed in me by the paper’s proprietors and to live up to the high standards set by those who have made the paper what it is. It is a great honour to join as editor, and I look forward to working on such a confident, dynamic and respected title.”
Allister Heath was 27 when he became the paper’s most famous editor, so far. May is 28…