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Posted on May 6, 2016 by staff

Martin Lewis names successor at MoneySavingExpert

Martin Lewis names successor at MoneySavingExpert

MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis
MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis

Martin Lewis has named his successor at MoneySavingExpert after moving upstairs.

Jason Mills, head of digital at ITV News and a former editor of News at Ten, will take the reins on July 4.

Founder Lewis announced his move into an executive chairman role last September having sold the site to Moneysupermarket for £87m three years before that.

However he has continued to act as editor-in-chief while a replacement was found.

“When the site joined the MoneySupermarket group, the deal was I’d stay for three years,” said Lewis.

“That ended last September, but I’m still here, still a zealot about saving people money.

“This is an exciting moment for me and MoneySavingExpert, as others take hold of its steering wheel.

“Jason’s full time focus on the site, without my media distractions, will be a big boost.”

Lewis is a regular on radio, including BBC 5Live, and has a column in the Sunday Mirror among other commitments.

Mills, who has more than 20 years’ experience and has also worked at the BBC and Sky News, will lead an editorial and campaigning team of 32 people and work with managing director Andy Hancock.

“MoneySavingExpert.com is the proven leader in its field and the opportunity to continue to build on the outstanding success achieved so far is a great challenge,” said Mills.

“The site has been one of the biggest causes of social change in the last decade, empowering millions.

“I’m very excited to be working with Martin and the team to continue to fight the consumer’s corner, providing top quality content to as many people as possible all with the ultimate goal of saving people money.”

Sky News business editor Kirsty Good has also joined MoneySavingExpert in the newly created role of campaigns editor.