Associated Press promotes Renfrew

Associated Press London bureau chief Barry Renfrew has been appointed the agency’s deputy international editor.

Renfrew will act as the main link between the AP news department and AP International on editorial and commercial projects.

He will report to Ian Ritchie, AP International’s managing director and vice-president of global business, as well as international editor Deborah Seward based at AP’s New York headquarters.

Renfrew joined AP in 1978, starting on the New York general news desk.

A Londoner, he has run the AP bureaux in Sydney, Moscow, Johannesburg, Seoul and Islamabad before taking over in London in 2001.

Before becoming the Pakistan bureau chief in 1985, he worked in Australia, New York and West Virginia.

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