Chris Blackhurst (born 24 December 1959) is a strategic communications advisor and commentator, who is a former editor of The Independent.
For four years, he was a director of CT Partners, the international strategic communications, campaigning, and advisory firm. He also writes a column for independent.co.uk[dead link]. He contributes to numerous other magazines and publications, as well as making frequent appearances on TV and Radio, and making public speeches.
From 2013 he was Group Content Director of the four titles overseen by Evgeny Lebedev.
He’s received several awards for his journalism. Blackhurst was London Press Club’s Business Journalist of the Year, 2011.