Tristan Davies, editor of the Independent on Sunday, has left the company to pursue other interests. John Mullin has been appointed acting editor of

the Independent on Sunday.

Ivan Fallon, chief executive of Independent News and Media (UK), said: ‘We shall miss Tristan, who has been the longest serving editor of the

Independent on Sunday. He has established the title as an innovative, pioneering and campaigning paper, with a record of breaking stories and

setting the Sunday agenda. We wish him well.’

Simon Kelner, editor-in-chief of the Independent and Independent on Sunday said: “Tristan has undertaken a number of senior posts at both papers and

has been a dynamic and creative force in his time here. He has been a particularly distinguished editor of our Sunday paper. I would like to

thank him for his enormous contribution to the Independent cause, and I fully support his decision to move on, and wish him the very best for the


Tristan Davies said: ‘After ten years at Independent News & Media, and over six as editor of The Independent on Sunday, I have decided it is time for

me to move on and seek new challenges. I would like to thank my brilliant staff for their tireless dedication and support, and I am immensely proud

of our achievements together. I am particularly proud of our campaigns for the rights of the mentally ill and, most recently, for the honouring of the

Military Covenant and better treatment of British troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. I would like to thank Sir Anthony O’Reilly for giving me the

opportunity of editing a great paper that remains a vibrant voice in British journalism. And I wish the Independent and the Independent on

Sunday all the success they deserve in the years to come.’

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