News Corp Australia has confirmed that editor-in-chief of The Australian Chris Mitchell will retire from the company.
The date of his departure has not yet been confirmed, and Mr Mitchell will continue to serve in the position.
News Corp Australia chief executive Peter Tonagh said he was disappointed to see Mr Mitchell leave, but respected his decision.
“During his time as editor-in-chief, the Oz has flourished and is now deeply ingrained as a critical part of the national discourse,” he said in a statement to staff.
Mr Tonagh will inform staff when the date for Mr Mitchell’s departure is confirmed.
Mr Mitchell informed News Corp of his intention to retire in September, stating that he wanted to spend more time with his family.
He has been editor-in-chief of The Australian for 13 years. He was appointed editor in 1992, a position he held for a number years before moving back to his hometown of Brisbane to take up the role of editor-in-chief of The Courier-Mail. He returned to Sydney to become editor-in-chief of The Australian in 2002.
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