Greg Williams

LONDON — Greg Williams has been named editor of Wired, the British edition of the tech title that belongs to Condé Nast. Currently deputy editor, Williams will take over from David Rowan, who has stepped aside to pursue other projects, according to the company.

Williams had served as deputy editor since January 2010. He was formerly editor of the now defunct men’s title Arena and executive editor of Details, a Condé title that shut in 2015.

Williams has curated the Wired Money and Security conferences, and is editor of the annual trend forecasting Wired World publication and the 100 Hottest Start-ups supplement.

He is also a novelist who sometimes writes under the name Gregory Lee. His latest work, a thriller titled “The Nero Decree,” was published in 2013. Williams is taking up the role of editor from the beginning of February.

Condé Nast said Rowan would continue to be involved with the Wired brand and he also plans to build his own business and work with start-ups.

Wired launched in the U.K. in 2009, and stages annual events around themes including health, money and retail.