World Association of News Publishers

Stephen Rae

Stephen Rae

Group Editor-in-Chief, Independent News and Media (INM)

Stephen Rae is Group Editor-in-Chief of Independent News and Media (INM), Ireland’s largest media group. INM is the market leader in online news and in the daily, Sunday and regional newspaper sectors. Stephen has led the group’s online and innovation transition, building a seven-day Platform Neutral newsroom, making the largest and fastest growing news source in Ireland.

He designed the central editorial hub, which produces journalism for all of the group’s news, sport and entertainment platforms – both online and print. As Group Editor-in-Chief he has promoted inclusiveness across the editorial departments.

Stephen serves on the boards of the Womens’ Executive Network (WXN) and The Institute for the Future of Journalism (FuJo).  He holds the Award for Business & Leadership from Cranfield University. He is a qualified Barrister-at-Law and criminologist.

Previously, Stephen was editor of the Irish Independent newspaper and, and before that editor of the Evening Herald.