He will be joined by author and journalist Nick Seddon, who caused a stir among larger charities in particular with his recent book Who Cares?, published by think tank Civitas.
Knight and Seddon will take over from Baroness Julia Neuberger, who has completed a year as Third Sector’s main columnist, and Nick Cater, who will switch to new roles including a series of extended interviews. Neuberger will also continue writing for Third Sector, particularly on volunteering.
Stephen Cook, editor of Third Sector, said Neuberger and Cater had made a huge contribution to the interest and readability of the magazine. He said Knight and Seddon were high-calibre writers with a wide knowledge of the sector: “Both have sceptical minds and are not afraid to ask difficult questions.”