Former executive editor, deputy editor and night editor of The Sun, where for a decade he ran the News Back Bench and supervised nightly editorial production. He started on weekly and evening papers in Reading before beginning a 35-year career on Fleet Street which included working as an executive for the Mirror and Express groups. At The Sun he was deputy editor to David Yelland (2000-2003) and Rebekah Brooks (2003-2007) before becoming executive editor and author of the influential “The Sun Says” editorial column.