Doug Wills has been with the Evening Standard for 30 years, 15 as managing editor and 10 of those as Group Managing Editor including the Independent. He was appointed Editor Emeritus in November.
Doug trained in journalism with Thomson Regional Newspapers in Berkshire before joining the Western Daily Press in Bristol becoming political correspondent. He then joined the Reading Evening Post and was appointed deputy editor.
Doug moved to London in the mid-80s with the Mirror Group for the launch of the London Daily News. Doug then joined the Evening Standard. He is on the board of the Society of Editors and is chair of London Press Club.