Andrew Holden named as The Age’s new editor-in-chief

The new editor-in-chief of The Age is Andrew Holden, who currently edits Fairfax’s NZ title The Press.

Holden previously worked at The Age before moving to NZ a decade ago.

His appointment follows yesterday’s resignation of Paul Ramadge.

Among the challenges faced during Holden’s editorship of The Press was the Christchurch Earthquake.

Paul Thompson, group executive director of Fairfax Media in NZ said: “Andrew’s calm and inspirational leadership during and after the Canterbury Earthquakes skilfully steered his paper, website and staff through highly challenging times.”

Mr Holden will take up his new role full time in September. For the next two months he will split his time between Christchurch and Melbourne.

Steve Foley has been named as news director.

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