Amber de Botton
Amber de Botton

Guardian Media Group appoints Amber de Botton as chief communications officer.

De Botton was previously director of communications at 10 Downing Street, heading up the UK government’s communications strategy. She has also served as a consultant at the UK Governance Project, a politically neutral initiative tasked with making practical recommendations to improve governance within the UK’s central institutions of government.

Her journalism experience includes stints as head of UK News at ITV News and deputy head of politics at Sky News.

De Botton will join the Guardian’s executive committee, reporting to Katharine Viner, editor in chief, and Anna Bateson, chief executive officer.

“She brings rich experience and deep understanding of strategic communications and the media to support our mission to become more digital, produce more world-class journalism and engage more readers than ever before,” said Viner.