Ian Murray is an award-winning journalist with almost 40-years’ experience in newsrooms and working with the British media.
He is currently the Executive Director of the Society of Editors, an organisation that campaigns for press and media freedom in the United Kingdom, as well as freedom of expression, diversity in the media, and the public’s right to know.
Ian has worked for most of his career in regional and local newspapers in the UK, having started on weekly titles in the Midlands, rising to edit weekly and daily papers in the south of England.
Ian is vice chair of the UK’s Defence and Security Media Advisory Committee. He is also a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers. In 2015 Ian was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Media by Southampton Solent University.
Ian is married to Jill and they have two grown-up daughters.