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Ex-ABC editorial director Paul Chadwick named first global readers’ editor of The Guardian

Former director of editorial policies at the ABC Paul Chadwick has been appointed to the new position of global readers' editor for The Guardian, overseeing complaints about the publication.

Paul Chadwick

Paul Chadwick

Former director of editorial policies at the ABC Paul Chadwick has been appointed to the new position of global readers’ editor for The Guardian, overseeing complaints about the publication.

The position is important as The Guardian is not part of any complaints bodies in the three countries it operates in, the UK, Australia and the US, instead operating its own internal system reporting to owners The Scott Trust.

Dame Liz Forgan, chair of the Scott Trust said: “Paul is a hugely experienced journalist with an excellent legal pedigree, therefore I am confident that he will ensure that the Guardian’s high standards of fairness and transparency are adhered to across the world.”

A Journalist and lawyer Chadwick has been a non-executive director of Guardian Australia since it was founded in 2012.

Prior to that he was director of editorial policy at the ABC between 2006 to 2012, and from 2001-2006 was Victoria’s first privacy commissioner.

He said in a statement: “The Guardian has a fine tradition of effective readers’ editors and I look forward to playing a part in this valued journalism institution in what is a radically changing global media environment.”

The new role will be based in the UK.

Alex Hayes

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