Patience Wheatcroft is to replace Sarah Sands as editor of the Sunday Telegraph, it has been revealed.
Ms Sands, who was appointed editor nine months ago, is leaving the Telegraph Group after 11 years.
Ms Wheatcroft, 54, is joining from The Times, where she has been business and city editor since 1997.
She said: "The Sunday Telegraph is a great newspaper and I am very excited by the challenge of taking over the leadership at this very opportune moment of a paper that stands for so many of the things I believe in. I have had a wonderful time at The Times but after nine years feel ready to hand over to my fine team there."
Ms Wheatcroft wrote a weekly column in The Times and a daily business column.
Prior to The Times, she worked on the financial sections of the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times, and was editor of Retail Week. She is married with three children.
Ms Sands presided over a relaunch of The Sunday Telegraph last autumn.
Changes included a new masthead and the introduction of a women's magazine, Stella.
In a statement, the Telegraph Group said she was leaving the company after 11 years working for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph. The Sunday and Daily Telegraph have gone through a series of editorial changes since twin brothers David and Frederick Barclay bought the Telegraph Group in 2004.
Ms Sands was named as editor in June 2005 after Dominic Lawson resigned.
The Times, a fierce rival of the Telegraph, is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.