Mike Soutar joined the Evening Standard in 2019 as Chief Executive, following a media career spanning three decades.
Starting his career in journalism, Soutar was a multi-award-winning magazine editor of leading print titles ranging from Smash Hits to FHM. He was also Managing Director of Kiss FM and was a board director on Britain’s largest consumer publisher IPC Media (now TI Media) for six years. In 2007 he co-founded the pioneering free distribution magazine, digital and events start-up, Shortlist Media. As Chief Executive he drove its development to make it one of the fastest growing media companies in Europe, and in 2016 he oversaw the sale of the business. Soutar has also been Chairman and a non-executive board member of several organisations.