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James formerly headed up our European editorial team and is now our CEO. 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.
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.
Catherine moved to Stockholm to join The Local in October 2015. Originally from Cheshire, England, she studied in Oxford and has also worked in Bologna, Rome and Berlin. She works on reporting and editing across all The Local's sites.
Originally from London, Sophie moved to Sweden in 2016 in search of new adventures. With a mixed background in copywriting and journalism, she has worked with several global brands and written articles for The Spectator and The Daily Mail. Sophie is responsible for producing sponsored content across The Local's networks.
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.
Mariia moved to Sweden in 2016 and started with The Local in October 2017. She manages all aspects of our paywall and Membership subscriptions.
Matt is originally from the UK and now lives in Stockholm. He joined The Local in January 2018 and is responsible for all of our presences on social media.
Originally from London, Paul moved to Sweden in 2003. He started The Local with James Savage in 2004.
James moved from the UK to Germany in 1998. He founded Toytown Germany in 2002 before joining with The Local in 2009.
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 in 2005.
Rachel is a Berlin-based editor and journalist passionate about telling interesting stories from throughout the country with accuracy and reliability. She freelanced for The Local before becoming Germany Editor in September 2018.
Multi-skilled award-winning journalist with nearly 10 years experience writing and editing for UK and German publications. Rachel joined The Local in September 2018.
Originally from Australia, James has worked in media sales for RELX and Centaur Media in London, News Corp in Australia and now works with advertisers in Germany and the UK. Say hi on LinkedIn here.
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.
Having spent his formative years in Suffolk, England, Michael Barrett moved to Denmark in 2007, where he studied at Aarhus University. Michael began reporting for The Local in 2015 and has previously worked as a freelance writer in Beirut, Lebanon.
Formerly Madrid correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, Fiona covered all manner of issues from across the Iberian peninsula. Originally from Buckinghamshire, UK, she has reported from across Europe with occasional assignments taking her to the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. She joined as Editor of The Local Spain in January 2015.
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.
Evie has worked as a journalist in London, Hong Kong and Paris. She joined The Local in May 2017 and has previously been published in the Financial Times, South China Morning Post and Huffington Post.
After having spent eight years in Scotland, working for local newspapers in places as diverse as the Outer Hebrides and Aberdeen, Emma is back in her native Sweden. She joined The Local's editorial team in January 2015.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, George joined The Local in early 2013. He was the first editor of our Spain site and then moved over to lead up the Swiss site. He has previously worked as a travel journalist in South-East Asia.