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Haroon Siddique appointed journalist director of The Scott Trust

The Scott Trust, the sole shareholder of Guardian Media Group, has announced the appointment of Haroon Siddique as journalist director to the board.

Haroon Siddique appointed journalist director of The Scott Trust
Haroon Siddique: “I care deeply about protecting and enhancing the journalism of the Guardian and Observer.” Photograph: The Guardian.

Haroon has worked at the Guardian for over 15 years and is currently its legal affairs correspondent, previously serving as a reporter and senior reporter in the Guardian’s newsroom. The Scott Trust formalised Haroon’s appointment following a successful hustings and support from Guardian and Observer journalists through an indicative ballot.

Haroon Siddique says: “I’m honoured to be representing Guardian and Observer journalists on the board of The Scott Trust. I care deeply about protecting and enhancing the journalism of the Guardian and Observer, and look forward to working with the Trust on behalf of all my fellow editorial colleagues in the months and years ahead.”

Haroon replaces the Guardian’s financial editor Nils Pratley on the Trust, who held the position for six years (2016-2022).

Ole Jacob Sunde, chair of The Scott Trust, says: “I’m delighted to welcome Haroon to The Scott Trust board as journalist director. His experience as a reporter and his extensive knowledge across the legal, business and financial world will be hugely insightful to the Trust and the many journalists he represents.

“I would also like to thank Nils Pratley for the effort and integrity he has brought to the role throughout his six-year term. He has made a significant contribution to the Trust during a period of major change.”

Haroon Siddique joins The Scott Trust board as journalist director with immediate effect.


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