The announcement was made by Nicholas Coleridge, Managing Director, and Albert Read, Deputy Managing Director of Condé Nast Britain.
“WIRED has gone from strength-to-strength, becoming an essential resource for those who want to know what’s coming next, and Greg has played a significant part in its success,” remarked Coleridge.
“I’m thrilled to be taking on the role of Editor of WIRED. Our world-class storytelling and design is truly multi-platform, from print to digital, events to video together with a consultancy division. A cursory examination of recent headlines – from fake news to the Investigatory Powers Act – makes it clear that we’re living in a WIRED World. We’re uniquely placed to tell powerful stories in a shifting landscape where there is an increasing thirst for authoritative journalism that documents and makes sense of fast-moving tends in technology, business, science, ideas and design. We have a world-class team who will take WIRED to ever great heights,” commented Williams.
Currently Deputy Editor of WIRED, a position he has held since January 2010, Williams was formerly Editor of Arena as well as Executive Editor of Details during time spent in New York.
Since joining WIRED, Williams has curated the sellout WIRED Money and Security conferences, and is Editor of the annual trend forecasting WIRED World publication and the 100 Hottest Startups supplement. Williams is a regular speaker on technology trends at international events, and has also had six novels published.
Williams will take up the role of Editor from the beginning of February. This appointment follows the decision of Editor-in-Chief David Rowan to step aside to enable him to build his own business, as well as working with startups, various book projects and other goals. David Rowan will remain closely involved with WIRED in the future.