The Sunday Business Post names new interim editor
Emmet Oliver is the new interim editor of The Sunday Business Post, with the paper’s current Health Editor Susan Mitchell becoming deputy editor
Sunday Business Post chief executive Siobhán Lennon has announced the appointment of Emmet Oliver as the paper’s interim editor, with Susan Mitchell as deputy editor.
Oliver is one of the country’s most experienced journalists with long experience at the forefront of business journalism, in particular print and broadcast journalism.
He began his career at The Irish Times, where he served in a number of senior roles and where he was a member of the paper’s Editorial Committee. He has also worked in broadcasting and with Bloomberg in London covering multiple sectors, including transport and airlines.
Oliver is a former business editor at the Sunday Tribune and deputy business editor of the Irish Independent. He has also worked in recent years outside journalism, including as Director of Global Communications at IDA Ireland, and in the biotech industry at BioMarin.
Susan Mitchell is one of the most high-profile journalists in the country. She has been Health Editor of The Sunday Business Post for the past four years and has carved out an exceptional reputation as an astute and insightful commentator on current affairs and Ireland’s healthcare system.
Mitchell has won numerous journalism awards and recently won the award for News Analysis at the Newsbrands Ireland Journalism Awards 2018. She is a regular contributor to current affairs programmes on radio and television. A native of Dublin, Mitchell holds a BA from UCD and a postgraduate diploma in business studies from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.
Announcing the appointments Lennon said: “We’re delighted that Emmet and Susan are taking up these positions. These appointments reflect our commitment to excellence in journalism and help strengthen and develop our top-class team. They will play a key role in developing The Sunday Business Post offering in the weeks and months ahead.”