Formerly a journalist on the Lancashire Evening Post and Liverpool Echo, Higgerson has been at the forefront of Trinity’s belated attempts to bring its regional titles into the digital era, working with the likes of the Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo and Newcastle Chronicle.

Higgerson is playing a key role in Trinity’s switch to Newsroom 3.1, its digital-first publishing process that is radically altering the way its regional newsrooms operate, and also oversees Trinity’s data journalism unit. His eponymous blog was recently ranked one of the top 10 journalism blogs by Cision.