Tom Kerr has been named as the first new Editor of the Racing Post in more than a decade, replacing Bruce Millington, from whom he will also take over the role of Group Racing Director.
The 31-year-old previously held the position of Senior Features Writer and has been with the daily racing and betting industry title for the past nine years.
Kerr is to lead the editorial team in extending Racing Post’s digital footprint, as well as serving the diverse needs of both the horseracing and sports betting industries.
Millington had been Editor of for the last 11 years and moving forward, he will continue working for the Racing Post as an Editorial Consultant, fulfilling a weekly column and presenting podcasts.
Alan Byrne, Racing Post Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief, said: “Following Bruce will be a big task, but I am certain Tom has the talent, passion and determination to do a superb job. Tom is one of the outstanding journalists of his generation - at the Racing Post or anywhere else.
“He has made a huge impression in his nine years with our company, earning the respect and admiration of his colleagues as well as the wider racing and betting industries. He is an outstanding operator in all areas, but has a particular prowess and flair for digital journalism.
“I am greatly looking forward to working with Tom as he directs the next chapters in the evolution of the content we provide our customers, in print and digital, while also supporting other Group companies.”
Commenting on his promotion, Kerr added: "I am thrilled and honoured to take over the reins. The Racing Post has a loyal but demanding readership that expects and values the highest standards of reporting, analysis and data.
“I am absolutely committed to meeting the needs of our customers and providing the best racing and betting coverage around, whether it's in print or on one of our digital platforms."
Established in 1986, the Racing Post publishes a daily national newspaper and also runs digital products including the Racing Post mobile app and racingpost.com. The multi-media publisher also provides content to bookmakers and other publishers in the UK and internationally through its B2B division.
Owned by private equity firm Exponent since 2016, it has expanded over the past year by acquiring a majority stake in the sports betting website and app business, Apsley, as well as the acquisition of-Leeds-based content provider and digital marketing agency, ICS Media Group.