Mark Forbes has been appointed editor-in-chief of The Age and The Sunday Age, with the appointment effective immediately.
Forbes was previously The Age’s news director for three years, performing the role of operational leader of the newsroom and responsible for content across all print and digital platforms. Prior to that role, Forbes was editor of the The Sunday Age.
“Mark is an outstanding journalist, with a keen news sense and belief in quality reporting,” Fairfax Media editorial director, Sean Aylmer, said.
“He is the ideal person to continue The Age’s transformation, providing quality journalism to its audiences across print and digital.”
As a political correspondent, investigative reporter and foreign correspondent, Forbes won numerous awards, including several Quill Awards and a Walkley Award for an expose of Australia’s role in the international steroid trade. He has also won the United Nations Media Peace Prize for a ground-breaking journey into Indonesia’s Papua province.
He has also worked with Channel Seven and Four Corners, and has a Masters in Strategic Affairs from the ANU’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.