Armstrong appointed top editor

THE chairman of the board of the South China Morning Post, Robert Kuok, announced yesterday the appointment of David Armstrong as Editor-in-Chief of South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd.

The appointment is effective immediately.

Mr Armstrong, 46, joined the Post as editor in April last year.

His career began as a political reporter on The Australian in 1969.

From 1980, he held senior editorial positions with major publications in Australia, notably The Daily Telegraph, The Bulletin magazine and The Australian.

In 1989, he was appointed editor of The Australian, a position he held until 1992 when he was appointed editor of The Canberra Times.

Mr Armstrong's new position includes responsibility for the South China Morning Post , the Sunday Morning Post and other publications in the group.