The Daily Mail has named Paul Dacre editor-in-chief of the group’s DMG Media business, extending Dacre’s long association with the British publication.
Dacre is a veteran former editor of the Daily Mail and helped turn the tabloid into one of Britain’s most influential newspapers over more than two decades. He stepped down from his editing role three years ago.
Dacre replaces Geordie Greig, who said last week that he will be quitting as editor.
“I am delighted to appoint Paul Dacre, who has a huge and distinguished history with this company,” said Lord Rothermere, chairman of parent company DMGT Plc.
“Although he will not be involved in day-to-day editing, he will be taking an active role advising me and the editors,” Rothermere added.