[HK – February 3] The SCMP Group is pleased to announce that Mr Mark Clifford will be appointed Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post with effect from April. Mr Clifford has been Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Standard since January 2004. Previously he was Asia Regional Editor at BusinessWeek, where he worked from 1995 to 2003. He started his career in Asia at the Far Eastern Economic Review in Seoul in 1987; having held a number of posts with the magazine, including Business Editor, before leaving in 1995.
Mr David Armstrong, who became Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Bangkok Post since May 1 2005, will step down as Director, Editorial of the South China Morning Post with effect March 1, to focus his time on the Bangkok Post. The SCMP Group wishes to express its deep appreciation to Mr Armstrong for his contributions during his time with the South China Morning Post from 1993 to 1996, and more recently from 2003. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours at the Bangkok Post.