The Independent’s business and City news editor, Andrew Cornelius,
is to leave after just eight months in the post to become a director at
Citigate Dewe Rogerson.
Cornelius worked for Dewe Rogerson for two years, before its merger with
Citigate late last year. In his new post as one of the firm’s 14
directors, he will report to Citigate Dewe Rogerson managing director,
Cornelius will handle financial PR. Clients on Citigate’s books include
Olivetti and French banks Paribas and Societe Generale.
While at Dewe Rogerson, Cornelius worked on deals including the merger
of Quicksave and Somerfield and the proposed deal linking BT and
He brings with him 20 years’ experience in city journalism across most
of the broadsheet newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph, London’s
Evening Standard and the Guardian.
Cornelius said: ’With the merger, Citigate Dewe Rogerson has become a
very powerful operation. It’s a fantastic opportunity.’ He added that he
had not yet negotiated his start date. Cornelius announced his move last
week and the Independent has not yet decided on his replacement.