After 12 years as editor of the multi-award winning Financial
, Andrew Sawers is leaving the magazine at the end of September. He
takes up a new role as editorial director with EuroFinance, the conference and
training business for corporate treasurers all around the world and which is
part of The Economist Group.

Incisive Media is delighted to announce that Sawers will be succeeded by
deputy editor Melanie Stern, who joined Financial Director in January
2008. Before that she was section editor at Families In Business
magazine, following a career as a futures reporter.

Stern was shortlisted in the ‘Best interviewer’ category of the Magazine
Journalism Awards last year thanks to her profiles of the FDs of National Grid,
Crown Estates and Wm Morrison. While at Families In Business she was
shortlisted and received a commendation for her journalism in the Management
Consultancy Business Writing Awards.

The October 2009 issue – coincidentally, Financial Director
magazine’s 25th anniversary issue – will be Sawers’s last as editor. Stern takes
up the reins on 28 September.

Meet the new editor: Your chance to meet our new editor,
Melanie Stern, will be at the
Director Summit
which takes place 17-18 September at the Four Seasons Hotel,
Hampshire. See the programme by clicking
or contact
to book your place today.

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