He is to be replaced by deputy editor, Sarah Sands, who has been appointed acting editor of the paper. Greig takes over from Peter Wright who becomes editor emeritus.
Wright…is to assume the role of editor emeritus, taking responsibility for ethics and standards across the group of Associated Newspapers’ titles. Wright has been editor of the MoS for 14 years.
Paul Dacre, Associated’s editor-in-chief, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Geordie Greig from the Standard which he has edited with such élan.
“With his rich and diverse newspaper and magazine experience, I believe he will be a great success on the Mail on Sunday,” the Guardian reports.
In a statement London Evening Standard Chairman, Evgeny Lebedev, said: “Deputy Editor Sarah Sands will take up the role of Acting Editor and The Standard continues in safe hands. I am very grateful to Geordie for all that he has achieved as Editor over the past three years. The London Evening Standard has never been as popular or as influential as it is today – as its current position as Newspaper of the Year confirms. For the first time ever it now has more readers than any other quality daily newspaper in Britain. I am delighted that we have such an outstanding editorial team to take the paper through this extraordinary and historic year for London.”