Chris Blackhurst is editor of The Independent and group editorial director of The Independent and Evening Standard.


He joined the paper in July 2011. Previously, he was city editor of the Evening Standard for nine years. A journalist since 1984, his previous posts include: deputy editor at the Independent and Independent on Sunday and Daily Express, and Westminster correspondent for the Independent.


He has written for Management Today for the past 15 years and has contributed to numerous other magazines and publications, as well as appearing regularly on TV and radio and making public speeches. He has received several awards from the British Press Awards and the London Press Club as well as TSB Financial Journalist of the Year. Most recently he received the London Press Club award for Business Journalist of the Year, 2011.


Twice married, he has five children and lives in Kingston. He enjoys playing tennis and golf, watching football and rugby, and going to the cinema and theatre.