Chris Wheal, has been appointed the new editor of Insurance Times. He will replace Andrew Pring, who has been editor for a year and is taking up a senior editorship elsewhere.

Wheal has been a freelance financial journalist since 1995 and is founding chairman of the Financial Journalists Group. He is a regular contributor to the CII Journal, Biba's Broker title and Lloyd's. He has also written regularly for Insurance Times.

Wheal said: "Insurance Times has come on leaps and bounds. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to continue that process of development."