THE South China Morning Post is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Fenby as Editor of the newspaper. Mr Fenby joined Reuter in 1963. In 1966, he served as Reuter correspondent in Vietnam. In 1973, he was appointed Editor of Reuter World Service and in 1975, he joined Reuter's Executive Committee. After working as a correspondent for the Economist in France and Germany, he was appointed Home Editor and Assistant Editor of The Independent just before its launch in London in 1986. In 1988, he joined the Guardian as Deputy Editor. In 1993, Mr Fenby was appointed Editor of The Observer , a position he held until January 1995. Miss Ann Quon remains Editor of the Sunday Morning Post, and both Mr Fenby and Miss Quon will report to the Editor-in-Chief, David Armstrong. Mr Fenby's addition to the senior editorial team will further enhance the quality and stature of the South China Morning Post as Hong Kong's leading daily newspaper. Speaking from his home in London last night Mr Fenby said he was looking forward to joining the Post in the middle of next month. 'I am very pleased to have been appointed and am looking forward to it immensely. I look forward to getting to know the people on the paper, which is very strong and very good, and very much admired in the region,' he said. Mr Fenby is familiar with the paper having followed its progress over many visits to the territory in the past 30 years.