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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 four 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

James moved from the UK to Germany in 1998. He founded Toytown Germany in 2002 before joining with The Local in 2009.

Tara Sonnorp

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.

David Landes
Head of Commercial Content Unit - @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.

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.

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.

Emma Anderson
Assistant Editor - @emkanderson

Emma moved to Germany from San Francisco after participating in a Fulbright program for American journalists in Berlin. Before joining The Local in 2015, she reported for Reuters and NPR. She works on reporting and editing across all The Local's sites.

Oliver Goffe
Digital Services Manager

Oliver is a Brit who has been living in Sweden since 2013. With a background in digital marketing and e-commerce, he is responsible for our various digital services.

Solveig Rundqvist
Commercial Content Editor - @rundquists

Growing up with a fascination for her Swedish heritage, Solveig 'reverse-migrated' from her home in Utah in 2013. Now a proud Stockholmer, Solveig is responsible for producing sponsored content across The Local's network.

Zenia Saldanha
Ad delivery manager

Zenia, who grew up in Mumbai and Goa, came to Sweden in 2007 and has managed advertising delivery across all our sites since 2012.

Nils Rosvall
Key Account Manager

Nils lived and worked in London for 7 years and Paris for 3 years prior to that, before returning home to Stockholm in November 2015 to join The Local. He has previously worked in foreign exchange before switching over to media working with in-flight magazines.

Mathias Sjöström
Key Account Manager

Mathias is originally from the small county of Blekinge in southern Sweden. After short stints of living in Spain and Denmark he moved to Stockholm 10 years ago and has been working in media ever since.

Catherine Edwards
Assistant Editor

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.

Ioana Manea
E-Commerce Product Manager

Originally from Romania, Ioana has lived in Stockholm for 8 years and her background is in e-commerce and account management. She now manages our Jobs product.

Berlin / thelocal.de
Tom Barfield
Editor - @tombarfield

Originally from Cambridge, Tom left London for Paris in 2013 before heading back to his first European love, Berlin. He's worked in print, broadcast and online journalism and even spent a brief spell as a diplomat.

Jörg Luyken

Born in Scotland to a German father and British mother, Jörg has worked as a journalist in Israel and Egypt, where he wrote for the Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz and Die Zeit. Jörg moved to Germany in 2013 and started working for the Local in March 2014. He is covering all aspects of German politics and society.

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.

Copenhagen / thelocal.dk and thelocal.no
Justin Cremer
Editor - @justinCPH

Iowa native Justin Cremer has been living full-time in Denmark since 2010. His professional background covers various aspects of journalism, marketing and communications.

Madrid / thelocal.es
Fiona Govan
Editor - @fifimadrid

Formerly Madrid correspondent for The Daily Telegraph Fiona has lived in Spain for eight years covering all manner of issues across the Iberian peninsula. Originally from Buckinghamshire, UK, she has reported from across Europe with the occasional assignment taking her to the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.

Jessica Jones
Reporter - @jessicajones590

Originally from Teesside in the UK, Jessica joined The Local in December 2014 and reports on Spanish news from our office in Madrid. She has written for El País in English and The Santiago Times, reporting on stories from throughout Spain and Latin America. She worked in France, Chile and Germany before coming to Spain.

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.

Oliver Gee
Journalist - @olivergee23

Oliver Gee covers French news from our Paris office. Originally from Perth, Australia, he worked in Auckland, London and the Swedish town of Uppsala before starting at The Local Sweden in 2012. He moved over to our French site in January 2015.

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.

Patrick Browne
Journalist - @padbrowne89

Originally from Liverpool, England, Patrick Browne moved to Italy after university and has so far lived in Palermo, Turin and Rome. Prior to joining the local in summer 2015 Patrick had been writing for English language newspapers in Italy and further afield and worked in communications for Italian NGO Slow Food, among others.

Stockholm / thelocal.se
Emma Löfgren
Editor - @ekjlofgren

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.

Lee Roden
Journalist - @LeeRoden89

After five years working mainly as a sports journalist in cities like his native Glasgow, as well as London and Barcelona, Lee is now tackling all things Swedish in our Stockholm office.

Vienna / thelocal.at
Maddy French
Editor - @mddyfrnch

Originally from the UK, Maddy moved to Vienna from London in 2013 and began working full-time as a freelance journalist. She has written for the Guardian, the Independent, and Al Jazeera English, amongst others, and has also spent a few years working in charity communications.

Paul Gillingwater
Business Development

Paul Gillingwater joined The Local Austria team in 2014. Originally hailing from New Zealand, Paul previously worked as a TV journalist for Press TV, and has contributed articles to The Vienna Review and other journals. He's also a filmmaker and TV documentary producer.