James Toney is a director and managing editor. He has responsibility for editorial strategy, major event coverage and our journalism school, News Associates, ranked the UK’s number one by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

He started his career in national newspapers as a news reporter and has been highly-commended for his journalism by the Sports Journalists’ Association and Press Gazette and is a regular contributor to radio and television.

He carried the Olympic torch in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympics and is a keen sailor and runner. He sits on the British Olympic Association’s media accreditation advisory committee.

Twitter – @jtoneysbeat