• Sweden edition

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Daily news is the glue of society, defining the issues we care about as a community. We capture the essence of nations by finding the stories that tell us who we are (and who those other people over there are), breaking down barriers and bringing us closer together. Our entertaining blend of daily news, business and features has made The Local the largest English-language news network in Europe with more than three million readers every month.

Stockholm headquarters
Paul Rapacioli
CEO / Founder - @paulrapacioli

Originally from London, Paul moved to Sweden in 2003. He started The Local with James Savage in 2004.

James Savage
Managing Editor / Founder - @jamesstockholm

James heads up our European editorial team. Originally from Lincolnshire, England, he moved to Sweden in 2003 where he met Paul Rapacioli and they started The Local. He has also lived in London and Paris.

James Pearn
CTO / Founder, Toytown Germany
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James moved to Germany from the UK in 1998. He founded Toytown Germany in 2002 before joining forces with The Local in 2009.

Paul O'Mahony
Senior Editor - @OMahonyPaul

Paul O'Mahony came to Sweden in 1999 and has been at The Local since 2006. Originally from Kilkenny, Ireland, Paul has also lived in Germany and France. He is now playing a key role in taking The Local into new markets.

Sophie Inge
Assistant Editor - @sophie_inge

Assistant Editor Sophie Inge is originally from London, but moved to Stockholm to join our editorial team in early 2013. She's also studied in Oxford and Paris and worked for a year in Rome. She works on reporting and editing across all The Local's sites.

Alice Barani
Research Manager

Italian-born Alice Barani moved to Sweden from Zurich, Switzerland, four years ago. She has been working at The Local in 2013, where she works on creating a data-driven understanding of our audience and traffic.

Katie Dodd
Production Manager

Originally from Maryland in the US, Katie moved to Sweden in 2010 after stints in Australia and the UK. Katie manages advertising production and delivery across our network.

Tara Sonnorp
Operations Manager

Originally from Brighton UK, Tara worked for many years as a management consultant in London. She has lived and worked in France, Germany, and Norway before moving to Stockholm 2005.

Editorial offices
Christine Demsteader
Commercial Content Editor - @mammasweden

Christine Demsteader is a native of Hull in the UK. She has lived in Sweden for more than a decade, and has written for The Local for much of that time. She now works part-time as our Commercial Content Editor.

Berlin / thelocal.de
Tom Bristow
Editor - @TomSBristow

Tom joined The Local in 2013. He was previously senior reporter at the Eastern Daily Press in Norwich, England. In 2011 Tom was North West Young Journalist of the Year and runner-up in the Amnesty International Media Awards.

Jessica Ware
Reporter - @jesscware

Jessica Ware moved to Germany 18 months ago and has worked as a reporter for The Local Germany for over a year. She's originally from Manchester, England, but has also lived in Leeds, the German city of Münster and Pau in southern France.

Geneva / thelocal.ch
Malcolm Curtis
Editor - @MalcolmJCurtis

Editor Malcolm Curtis covers the news for The Local Switzerland. He was born in Cheshire, England, but also lived in Canada and France before moving to Switzerland over six years ago.

Madrid / thelocal.es
George Mills
Editor - @GeorgeMills25

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, George Mills finally settled in Spain more than five years ago, following spells in Switzerland, the UK and Vietnam. He has headed up The Local's editorial team in Spain since the site launched in early 2013.

Alex Dunham
Reporter - @alexdunham12

Alex Dunham joined The Local in 2013, and reports on Spanish news from our office in Madrid. Brought up by British parents in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, he studied in the UK and has also lived in France, Italy and South Africa.

Norway / thelocal.no
Richard Orange
Editor - @Richard_Orange

Richard came to Scandinavia after meeting his Swedish wife in Kazakhstan, where he was working for the UK's Daily Telegraph. He has also worked as a journalist in London and India, writing for the Evening Standard, Independent on Sunday, the Spectator, the Guardian, and the Observer.

Paris / thelocal.fr
Ben McPartland
Editor - @McPBen

Ben McPartland has been leading our editorial team in Paris since we opened our office in January 2013. A native of Durham, northern England, Ben has also lived in London, Madrid and Liverpool. He moved to France in 2011.

Dan MacGuill
Reporter - @danmacg

Dan Mac Guill has been delving into French current affairs for The Local since we opened our Paris office in January 2013. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he studied in north-eastern Pennsylvania. He also lived in Philadelphia for three years before moving to Paris in 2012.

Rome / thelocal.it
Angela Giuffrida
Editor - @GiuffridaA

Angela was previously at dealReporter, part of the Financial Times Group, in London. In June 2013 she joined The Local to become our Country Editor in Italy, based in our office in Rome.

Rosie Scammell
Journalist - @rosiescammell

Rosie moved to The Local's Rome office in June 2013 after working for a year with the European University Institute in Florence. She has previously freelanced for The Times and The Independent foreign desks.

Stockholm / thelocal.se
David Landes
Editor - @DaveLandes

Originally from St. Paul in Minnesota, Sweden Country Editor David Landes first moved to Stockholm in 1999. He has also spent one year studying in Bologna, Italy and five years living in Washington, DC. He has worked for The Local since 2008.

Ann Törnkvist
Reporter - @Ann_TheLocal

Born in Bahrain, Ann was raised in Upplands Väsby, Sweden and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She has worked in Glasgow, Paris, and New Delhi while also freelancing from Afghanistan, South Korea among others. She joined The Local in 2012.

Oliver Gee
Reporter - @TheUppsalaKoala

Oliver Gee, who covers Swedish news from our Stockholm office, is from Perth, Australia. After extensive travels in East Africa, New Zealand and Europe, he came to The Local in 2012.

Sales (Berlin)
Liz Dennys
Senior Key Account Manager - Germany and Switzerland

Liz worked in media sales in London and Bath for many years. She has also lived in South Africa, Hong Kong, and Australia. Now settled in Berlin, Liz is Key Account Manager with The Local.

Sales (Stockholm)
Anna Agebjörn-McFarlane
Senior Key Account Manager - UK / Sweden

Anna Agebjörn originally harks from the county of Småland in Sweden, but after a 12-year stint in Glasgow and London she claims to feel more British than Swedish. She is now back on Swedish soil and works with advertisers in Sweden and the UK.

Matt Potter
Key Account Manager - fsGermany

Having worked onboard cruise ships for three years, Matt Potter, who hails from South Africa, decided to settle in Stockholm. He now works with The Local's German-based advertisers.