Guardian Unlimited has named David Rowan as editor, following the
promotion of Simon Waldman to head of Guardian Unlimited in October (PR
Week, 29 October).
Rowan is currently editor of The Editor, the Guardian’s weekly news
digest magazine, He has worked at the Guardian for over ten years.
In his new role, Rowan will assume responsibility for all nine sites
that fall under the Guardian Unlimited network. They include Books
Unlimited, Football Unlimited, Film Unlimited and Shopping
His appointment takes effect from 13 December, and he will be reviewing
ways of working more closely with the editorial teams of the Guardian
and its sister Sunday, the Observer.
His previous roles have included editing Guardian Education, the paper’s
Outlook section, the Comment and Letters pages and launching the
Analysis page in 1997. A replacement for his role on The Editor has yet
to be announced.
Meanwhile, on the Observer, Peter Beaumont has been promoted from
foreign editor to assistant editor, Comment. The foreign editor’s role
will be filled by Arnold Kemp, who has worked at the Observer for five
Michael Holland has been appointed Comment editor on the newspaper, from
his role as night editor, and will be working closely with Beaumont.