FORMER Singapore Press Holdings deputy chief executive Patrick Daniel will return to the island republic’s media conglomerate to helm SPH Media Trust.

Aged in his mid-60s, the veteran journalist retired four years ago after serving as editor-in-chief of Singapore Press Holding’s English/Malay/Tamil/Chinese before turning consultant for the media group.

He later took up the appointment of non-executive and independent director of Sembcorp Marine.

Singapore’s former Minister Khaw Boon Wan made public Daniel’s appointment with SPH staff.

Recently, it was announced that Khaw to assume the chair of the company limited by guarantee SPH Media Trust, and to oversee its smooth transition.

The Straits Times quoted Khaw as saying the media face pressing challenges which included readership and digital revenue growth.

“Good quality content is still critical, but it is not sufficient,” he added.

“To succeed, we must connect meaningfully with subscribers and non-subscribers.”

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