Press regulator announces appointment of Chris Evans to independent Appointments Panel

The press regulator IPSO has today announced the appointment of Chris Evans to its independent Appointments Panel.

The Appointments Panel is responsible for appointing IPSO’s Chairman and Board as well as the lay members of the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee and plays an essential role in securing IPSO’s independence.

Chris Evans has been editor of The Telegraph since 2014. He was head of news at The Telegraph from 2007 to 2014. Before The Telegraph, he worked at The Daily Mail (1995 - 2007) and at South West News Service in Bristol (1992 - 1995). He is a graduate of Brasenose College, Oxford.

Chairman of IPSO, Lord Faulks QC, said:

“I’m very pleased to welcome Chris Evans, who brings with him a wealth of experience from his role as Editor of the Daily Telegraph. Along with the rest of the Panel, he will play an important role in ensuring IPSO’s independence and supporting robust and effective press regulation."