Robert Shrimsley

Managing Editor,
Financial Times

Robert Shrimsley is the managing editor of and an assistant editor of the Financial Times. He oversees the FT’s digital content output and development including interactive, data, video and social media. He writes two weekly online and newspaper columns, one for the comment page Notebook slot and another for the FT Magazine.

In 2013 Shrimsley was instrumental in overseeing the launch of fastFT, a new digital product providing market-moving news and views, 24-hours a day. Before that he also led the editorial team in the development of the FT web app. He is a member of the executive and product council teams, which set the direction and provide oversight on all FT product initiatives.

Shrimsley joined the FT as chief political correspondent in 2000 and was the news editor before taking up his current job in 2009. Between 1989 and 2000, he worked at the Daily Telegraph, latterly as chief political correspondent. His first role in national newspapers was as a general reporter at the Sunday Telegraph. He started his career on local papers, working on the Darlington Evening Despatch and Kentish Times.

He graduated from the London School of Economics in 1985.

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