SPH appoints two deputy CEOs, editor-in-chief


Patrick Daniel, the new deputy CEO of Singapore Press Holdings. Photo: supplied

The Straits Times editor Warren Fernandez has been promoted to editor-in-chief of Singapore Press Holdings’ English/Malay/Tamil Media group, which publishes mastheads including The Business Times and The New Paper.

SPH also has appointed two deputy CEOs, effective from July 1:

  • Patrick Daniel, the current editor-in-chief of the EMTM group since 2007 and
  • Anthony Tan, executive vice president of Chinese Media group and head of the media strategy and analytics division.

Mr Daniel will continue to oversee the EMTM group as well as divisions including marketing, IT, legal/secretariat, corporate communications and risk management.

Mr Tan will continue at the helm of Chinese Media group, in addition to now overseeing the production, circulation, corporate development, finance, human resources, and administration divisions.

Both Mr Daniel and Mr Tan will report to SPH’s chief executive Alan Chan.

Mr Chan described the two new deputies as key members of the senior management team.

“Patrick is a media veteran with 30 years of experience in SPH while Anthony has brought with him fresh perspectives and new ideas since joining us,” Mr Chan said.

“I have every confidence that they will be able to work closely with me to address the challenges and opportunities in our industry and steer SPH to greater heights.”


Anthony Tan, the new deputy CEO of Singapore Press Holdings. Photo: supplied

While Mr Fernandez will continue as editor of the The Strait Times, the paper’s current deputy editor Sumiko Tan will become executive editor.

The paper’s other deputy editor and head of SPH’s information resource centre, Ignatius Low, will become managing editor of EMTM.

EMTM also a number of subsidiaries including Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services and the two English stations of SPH Radio – Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3.

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