SPH appoints Patrick Daniel and Anthony Tan as deputy CEOs

SINGAPORE -  Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) has announced the appointments of two new deputy CEOs - Mr Patrick Daniel and Mr Anthony Tan.

Both Mr Daniel, 61, and Mr Tan, 43, will report to SPH's Chief Executive Officer, Mr Alan Chan.

Mr Daniel will continue to oversee SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media (EMTM) group as well as marketing, digital, information technology, legal/secretariat, corporate communications & CSR, and risk management.

Mr Tan will oversee the divisions of production, circulation, corporate development, finance, human resources and administration. He will also continue to helm the Chinese Media group (CMG) and media strategy & analytics division (MSA).

At the same time, current editor of The Straits Times, Mr Warren Fernandez, will take over Mr Daniel as editor-in-chief of EMTM from July.

Mr Alan Chan, CEO of SPH, said: "Both Patrick and Anthony are 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. 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."

Mr Ignatius Low, 43, who is now deputy editor of The Straits Times, will now be managing editor of EMTM and also head of SPH's Information Resource Centre (IRC).

 Ms Sumiko Tan, 52, who is also deputy editor of The Straits Times currently, will be the flagship newspaper's executive editor.

EMTM comprises newspapers such as The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, Tamil Murasu, the English section of My Paper and their respective student publications, as well as book publishing arm Straits Times Press, SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, financial data company ShareInvestor, and radio stations Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3.

CMG publishes Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News, four student weeklies and the Chinese section of My Paper. It also operates radio station UFM100.3 and Focus Publishing, which produces U-Weekly.