Richie Oakley, the editor and chief content officer of the Business Post, has announced he is standing down.

Mr Oakley has been in his role at the Business Post for the past three years.

He is leaving to join communications firm, Murray Group, as Director of its Corporate and Finance Practice.

Mr Oakley has been working in the media industry for 25 years.

He was the editor of The Times Ireland edition between 2015 and 2019 and is also a former news editor of the Ireland edition of The Sunday Times, where he worked for 15 years.

He also spent a period working as a political reporter for The Sunday Times in Ireland and was also the newspaper's Motoring Correspondent.

Before joining The Sunday Times he worked for The Sunday Tribune from 1998 to 2003.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Editor of the Business Post and I'm very proud of the team we have grown and hired whom I will miss enormously," he said.

"I am also very proud of the journalism we produced. Joining the team at Murray feels like a logical progression at this point in my career and one I’m very excited about".