The National Editor-in-Chief, Hassan Fattah, has stepped down after five years at the newspaper. Deputy Editor, Bob Cowan, has taken on the role of Acting Editor-in-Chief until a permanent replacement has been announced. Hassan joins GEMS Education as Communications Chief, which operates schools in 19 countries.
“It has been a privilege editing what has developed into a distinct, robust and rigorous voice on national and regional affairs,” Fattah said, in an interview with The National. “As I move on to the next stage of my career, I will always look back with fondness and pride on my time at The National.”