David Walmsley is a Canada-based editor working as the editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, a role he took on in 2014. Walmsley is responsible for overseeing a group of multi-award-winning journalists across the globe.
Achievements at The Globe and Mail
Prior to being appointed as editor-in-chief, David Walmsley worked at The Globe for several years in leading roles. Under Walmsley’s command, the newspaper won several awards and honours including a Michener Award, top honours at the international Online Journalism Awards, several Eppy awards in recognition of digital excellence and numerous national newspaper awards.
David Walmsley launched his career in Northern Ireland at The Belfast Telegraph and in 1995 he was selected as the Young Journalist of the Year. Walmsley then held roles at The Daily Record, a Scottish newspaper, and worked at two major newspapers in London, The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail. He relocated to Canada in 1998 where he worked at four of the top Canadian news companies including CBC News, The Toronto Star and The National Post where he was one of the founding editors. In 2006 Walmsley joined The Globe and Mail as national editor and between 2009 and 2012, he served as managing editor of the company.
Respected in the Industry
Walmsley holds several memberships to industry bodies where he serves as an advisor or board member. In 2015, he was selected as moderator for the federal leaders’ election debate on the economy which took place in Calgary. Walmsley was actively involved in the investigation and production of The Final Flight of Zulu Delta 576, a Channel 4 documentary about the worst helicopter crash in the history of the Royal Air Force, and ultimately helped to clear the names of the two pilots who died in the crash.