Simon Pritchard has been appointed Business Editor of the South China Morning Post. Pritchard has worked in Hong Kong for 10 years covering capital markets, corporate affairs and macro economics. As a columnist he has specialised in public policy issues, writing the Post's Monitor column between 1996 and 1998. Later, he was a regular contributor on the paper's opinion pages and editorial writer on economic issues. Having worked as a financial analyst for a Hong Kong-based fund management firm he was most recently the Post's deputy business editor. Pritchard has an economics degree from Manchester Metropolitan University.