Dinsmore replaced at The Sun
Brooks back with Murdoch + Scottish PR moves
Rebekah Brooks is to return to Rupert Murdoch’s News UK as chief executive next week with Tony Gallagher becoming editor-in-chief of The Sun. The current editor David Dinsmore is appointed chief operating officer.
Brooks has been appointed four years ago after being drawn into the phone-hacking scandal. She was given a £16 million payoff by News Corp. She was cleared by a jury of all phone-hacking charges last year.
She succeeds Mike Darcey who told staff: “It is with some sadness that I have to tell you that I am leaving News UK after three fascinating years.”
Mrs Brooks said: “It is a privilege to be back amongst the most talented journalists and executives in the business. I am especially pleased to be working for Robert [Thomson, News Corp chief executive] and thrilled to have Tony and David on board my team.”
Mr Gallagher is deputy editor of the Daily Mail and a former editor of the Daily Telegraph.
Mr Dinsmore is a Scot who also previously edited The Scottish Sun where he began his career in 1990. He became editor of the Sun in June 2013.
Other media moves:
Fiona Miller is leaving Indigo PR in Edinburgh to join Weber Shandwick, while Stuart Young has left Edinburgh Airport and is now at Taste Communications.