Jonathan Ford is rejoining the Financial Times as chief lead writer after leaving news agency Reuters. Ford, who was an investment banker before starting his journalistic career, will be responsible for writing and commissioning the editorials and leading a team of four writers.
Ford’s return to the FT, where he worked on the Lex column in the 1990s, comes amidst other changes at the title.
David Gardner, previously chief leader writer, will become the FT’s international affairs editor in London, replacing Quentin Peel, who moves to the newly created post of chief Berlin correspondent. Gerrit Wiesmann will move from Frankfurt to Berlin to join Peel as Berlin correspondent.