The CEO of The Sunday Business Post, Siobhán Lennon, has confirmed the appointment of Emmet Oliver as interim editor of the paper and Susan Mitchell as deputy editor. Oliver has wide experience as a journalist. He began his career at The Irish Times, where he served in a number of roles, including education correspondent and business reporter.
He was also the newspaper’s marketing and media correspondent for a time.
He has also worked with Newstalk and with Bloomberg in London, covering multiple sectors, including transport and airlines. He is a former business editor at the Sunday Tribune and deputy business editor of the Irish Independent. In more recent years, he was director of global communications at IDA Ireland and held a similar role for the League of Credit Unions.
Mitchell has become a high-profile journalist through her writings as the Post‘s health editor in recent years. She has earned a strong reputation as an astute and insightful commentator on current affairs and Ireland’s healthcare system. She recently won the award for news analysis at the Newsbrands Ireland Journalism Awards, sponsored by the National Lottery.
Mitchell is a regular contributor to current affairs shows on radio and TV. She holds a BA from UCD and a postgraduate diploma in business studies from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Lennon said the two appointments “reflect our commitment to excellence in journalism and help strengthen and develop our top-class team”.
The Sunday Business Post is now owned by Enda O’Coineen’s Kilcullen Kapital Partners.