Isaac joins in the autumn and will focus on reporting the changing face of Britain’s financial centre, corporate investigations and the flow of money and power between business and politics
The newly-created role is part of an ongoing revamp of the Guardian’s business coverage, led by head of business John Collingridge, to focus more on investigations, long reads, exclusives and analysis. Angela Monaghan is also promoted to live business news editor from assistant business editor.
John Collingridge, head of business, Guardian News & Media said: “Anna’s scoops have been genuine game-changers. Her revelation that Rishi Sunak’s wife Akshata Murty was a non-dom has hounded the former chancellor through the Tory party leadership contest.
“As the cost of living crisis intensifies and the city forges its post-Brexit future, there has rarely been a more important time to investigate the relationship between business and politics and hold companies to account. We are excited to have Anna on board.”
Anna Isaac said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Guardian as its city editor. The UK is a financial and professional services superpower, and this is a critical time to document how financial levers dictate events, from Westminster politics to international sanctions.”
Isaac has worked at The Independent, Politico, the Wall Street Journal and the Daily Telegraph.