The Baroness Wheatcroft
|Born||28 September 1951|
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
|Alma mater||University of Birmingham|
Patience Jane Wheatcroft, Baroness Wheatcroft (born 28 September 1951) is a British journalist and Conservative life peeress, who was editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal Europe. She left this role upon becoming a peer.
Wheatcroft was educated at Wolverhampton Girls' High School and Birmingham University (LLB, Law, 1972). Wheatcroft and her husband, Tony Salter, launched the specialist trade magazine Retail Week in 1988, and Wheatcroft served as its consultant editor until 1992.
Wheatcroft has worked on several national newspapers including the Daily Mail, The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. After serving as Deputy City Editor of The Mail on Sunday, Wheatcroft was appointed Business and City Editor of The Times in 1997, and then as editor of The Sunday Telegraph in March 2006.
In 2001 she won the Wincott Senior Journalist of the Year Award, and in 2003 was London Press Club Business Journalist of the Year.
On 4 September 2007, she resigned as editor of The Sunday Telegraph being replaced by Ian MacGregor, who until then had been deputy editor of the Daily Telegraph. Reports stated that Wheatcroft was under pressure to integrate the Sunday paper's reporters with the daily newspaper's 24/7 operation.
On 8 May 2008 she was appointed head of the newly created Forensic Audit Panel by the incoming Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. The panel is tasked with monitoring and investigating financial management at the London Development Agency and the Greater London Authority.
On 22 December 2010, Wheatcroft was created a life peer as Baroness Wheatcroft, "of Blackheath in the London Borough of Greenwich". She sits in the House of Lords as a Conservative, having been a lifelong supporter of the party.
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| Editor of The Sunday Telegraph