Greig starts in the role with immediate effect
Greig joins The Independent from DMGT where he was most recently editor of the Daily Mail. He has also edited the Mail on Sunday and the Evening Standard.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Greig remarked: “I am delighted to become editor-in-chief of The Independent… [Its] sustained large scale readership is a testament to The Independent’s commitment to truly independent, authoritative news coverage, and I look forward to leading the brilliant editorial team that is successfully making journalism a force for good.
“Unquestionably, given the world we live in, this has never been more important.”
Independent Digital News & Media Ltd (IDNML) Chairman John Paton added: “Geordie Greig’s appointment as editor-in-chief is a defining moment for The Independent as we continue to focus on growing the business.
“Geordie has been the editor of three Fleet Street papers and has a brilliant track record for building news brands that successfully deliver for their audiences, growing readership and audience engagement.
“Geordie’s experience will be critical as we look to further build news teams around the world to extend our global reach, whilst also maintaining the values and integrity of The Independent as we expand.”
IDNML CEO Zach Leonard said: “The Independent’s history of innovation and global influence will be further enriched with Geordie’s appointment, as we continue to deliver excellent journalism, multi-platform delivery and brand value – which our advertisers and partners leverage for mutual benefit.
“He will play a critical role in our expansion plans in the UK and the US.”