Keith Sutton

Board Member

Keith Sutton started his career in journalism at the age of 17 with the Surrey Advertiser group in 1962, moving to Fleet Street in 1966 to begin a 20-year career on national newspapers.

After long spells with the Daily Express, Daily Mail and the Sunday Mirror, he left to take a BA Hons degree in History and then did research for a Phd at Goldsmiths College and Royal Holloway College, London. After six years as an academic he returned to journalism on The Sunday Times before becoming editor of the Wapping Post and launch editor of News on Sunday 1986-87. He edited the North West Evening Mail at Barrow-in- Furness 1987-1993, then The Cumberland News and News & Star until his retirement as Editorial Director of CN Group in January 2006.

Under his editorship, The Cumberland News has twice been voted the UK Regional Newspaper of the Year and Weekly Newspaper of the Year, and the News & Star twice won the North-West Daily Newspaper of the Year award.

After becoming president of the UK Society of Editors in 2004 he helped to launch the Journalism Leaders Programme at the University of Central Lancashire and today spends his time between Carlisle, Nice and London as a PR and Media consultant. He is an adviser to the Hadfield Trust charity and his hobbies are chess, cycling and writing restaurant reviews.