Mullin Appointed IoS Acting Editor

A former deputy editor of The Scotsman has been made acting editor of the Independent on Sunday newspaper.

John Mullin takes over from Tristan Davies, who, says a company statement, “has left the company to pursue other interests”. He has been editor for six years.

Mullin was heavily rumoured to be in the running for The Scotsman’s editorship when it came up for grabs nearly 18 months ago. Mullin was made deputy editor at the IoS last year, having been executive editor (news) at sister title, The Independent.

Says Ivan Fallon, chief executive of Independent News and Media (UK), of Davies’ departure: “We shall miss Tristan, who has been the longest serving editor of the Independent on Sunday. He has established the title as an innovative, pioneering and campaigning paper, with a record of breaking stories and setting the Sunday agenda.”

Adds Davies himself: “After ten years at Independent News & Media, and over six as editor of The Independent on Sunday, I have decided it is time for me to move on and seek new challenges. I would like to thank my brilliant staff for their tireless dedication and support, and I am immensely proud of our achievements together. I am particularly proud of our campaigns for the rights of the mentally ill and, most recently, for the honouring of the Military Covenant and better treatment of British troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

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