Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO, The Globe and Mail, has announced the appointment of David Walmsley to Editor in Chief. He succeeds John Stackhouse, who served as Editor in Chief since May 2009.

“David is joining The Globe and Mail at a pivotal time for our industry, as consumer needs continually change and the role of journalism needs to adapt,” said  Crawley.  “David will continue to strengthen The Globe’s reputation for outstanding journalism, including attracting and growing great talent, and inspiring innovative thinking.”

“I thank John for his long service and his role in spearheading our efforts through several milestones including The Globe’s redesign in 2010, the launch of Globe Unlimited and finding smart ways to deliver more Globe content on digital platforms,” Crawley continued.

While at The Globe, Stackhouse became a five-time National Newspaper Award winner for feature writing, business reporting and international coverage and his guidance as Editor helped lead an extraordinary run of National Newspaper Awards, including 14 nominations announced this week. Before becoming Editor, he led the Report on Business for more than five years.

Walmsley returns to The Globe after 20 months as Director of News Content at CBC News and Centres, responsible for all coverage on broadcast platforms, including TV, radio and digital. He is a familiar face having spent six years at The Globe between 2006 and 2012. He served as National Editor and then Managing Editor at The GlobeWalmsley also brings extensive experience of different editorial and business cultures from his time spent in senior roles at the National Post, the Toronto Star; as well as the CBC.