David Pemsel out at Guardian as interim chief executive appointed to replace him

David Pemsel is out at the Guardian, despite having no job to go to at the football Premier League.

Guardian Media Group appointed a new interim chief executive today in Anna Bateson, who has worked for the company since 2016. Recruiting for a permanent replacement continues.

Pemsel (pictured) announced his departure from GMG last month and had been due to take up a post as chief executive at the Premier League in February, but it was confirmed today this would not happen.

The change in plans follows newspaper allegations about his private life.

The Premier League said: “Following media disclosures earlier this week and discussions with David Pemsel, the Premier League has today accepted David’s resignation and he will no longer be joining as chief executive.”

Pemsel had spent eight years at GMG and was a key figure alongside Guardian editor-in-chief Kath Viner in turning around the news group’s finances over the past three years.

GMG said of Pemsel: “We would like to express our gratitude to David for his leadership during an extremely important period for the organisation.”

Picture: Premier League


3 thoughts on “David Pemsel out at Guardian as interim chief executive appointed to replace him”

  1. David Pemsel joined Guardian News & Media in 2011 and was promoted to various posts in GNM before becoming chief executive of Guardian News & Media in 2015. He was there when Alan Rusbridger was spending money on a Guardian coffee shop in Shoreditch (since closed) and turning the Midland Goods Shed into a Guardian events space (since cancelled) and when journalists were made redundant in the post-Rusbridger era. He was there when The Guardian became an outlet for the unproven allegations of sexism collected by Laura Bates as part of the Everyday Sexism project and when The Guardian jumped on the #MeToo bandwagon and published hundreds of articles about Harvey Weinstein whilst publishing very little about the gangs of Muslim men who have been raping underage girls under the noses of Guardian-reading social workers, NHS staff, teachers, police officers, Labour councillors and New Labour ministers, something which has been going on for over twenty years and which The Guardian was told about fifteen years ago.

    Now he has resigned as chief executive of the Premier League before starting the job after texts he sent to a young woman working at The Guardian somehow found their way to The Sun. If he had had any principles he would have left The Guardian years ago and could be working at the Premier League now. However, he chose to continue working for an unprincipled misandrist rag which has made experienced journalists redundant but has kept employing young people chosen on the basis of their claims of victimhood and now he hasn’t got that job either.

    One self-obsessed money-grabbing idiot at The Guardian down, lots more to go.

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