Dan Stinton has been named the new managing director of Guardian Australia. He succeeds Ian McClelland, who was recently promoted to be Guardian Media Group’s managing director of corporate development based in London.
As managing director, Stinton will lead Guardian Australia’s commercial strategy, with responsibility for revenues and operations across advertising and other areas. He will report to Evelyn Webster, chief executive of Guardian US and Guardian Australia, and will work closely with Guardian Australia editor Lenore Taylor.
Currently, Stinton is the head of digital at Seven West Media, responsible for digital products and technology across Seven West Media’s Western Australian business including The West Australian, Perth Now and 7 Perth. The West Australia today relaunched its digital home.
On the new appointment, Webster said: “Guardian Australia has grown its readership and revenues significantly since being founded in 2013, and is now a vital and distinctive news source for millions of Australians. Dan is an accomplished leader of digital media businesses, and will help Guardian Australia in the next phase of its growth.”
Stinton said: “I’ve loved the Guardian since I started out in media over two decades ago, and I’ve admired the achievements of Guardian Australia since its launch. I’m looking forward to joining Lenore and the team to continue to grow Guardian Australia and ensure its distinctive journalism plays a dominant role in Australia’s media landscape.”
Guardian Australia was founded in 2013 under the leadership of editor Katharine Viner, who is now the editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media.