Ms Boycott, 46, the co-founder of Spare Rib and Virago publishing, has edited the Independent on Sunday since October 1996. She has also worked at the Daily Mail, the Sunday Telegraph and Harpers and Queen, before twice winning Magazine Editor of the Year as editor of Esquire magazine. In 1984, she published her autobiography, A Nice Girl Like Me.
Stephen Fay, 59, remains deputy editor of the IoS. A former Sunday Times journalist and editor of Business magazine, he has worked as Ms Boycott's deputy for the past year.
Chris Blackhurst, 38, formerly the Westminster correspondent of the Independent daily title and a deputy editor of the IoS, has been appointed deputy editor of the Independent.Reuse content