Wired replaces David Rowan and Scott Dadich as both long-serving editors step down

Greg Williams has been promoted to editor of Wired UK

Wired has replaced its UK and US editors David Rowan and Scott Dadich as both announced they were stepping down within days of each other after many years at the publisher.

Wired UK has promoted Greg Williams to editor, replacing Rowan who has stepped down as editor-in-chief of the magazine after eight years in the role.

Williams was formerly deputy editor of Wired UK for seven years, as well as editor of the annual trend forecast, Wired World.

He will report directly to Nicholas Coleridge, managing director, and Albert Read, deputy managing director, of Conde Nast Britain. The duo made the announcement today saying Williams had become “an essential resource” for the media company.

Commenting on his promotion, Williams said he is looking forward to continuing the work at Wired across the variety of different platforms that the organisation currently runs.

Rowan, who has been editor-in-chief of Wired UK since it launched in 2009, explained he was stepping down to allow time to work on his own business but hopes to continue to work closely with Wired in the future.

The news of Rowan's departure follows the decision by Scott Dadich, editor of Wired magazine US and its digital properties, to leave the publisher after four years in the role.

Dadich has worked at Conde Nast for 11 years and made magazine history last year for the part he played in convincing Barack Obama to guest edit Wired in October, a first in US presidency.

He will be replaced Nicholas Thomson, who previously worked as a senior editor at Wired for five years before leaving to become digital editor of the New Yorker.

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