Walmsley worked at the Globe from 2006 to 2012 as national editor and managing editor before moving to back to the CBC where he had previously worked. He also held posts at the National Post, the Toronto Star and at British newspapers.
Before being appointed editor-in-chief, Stackhouse worked at the Globe for many years, starting as a reporter.
“David is rejoining The Globe and Mail at a pivotal time for our industry,” said Globe publisher Phillip Crawley.
“David is known for his passion for journalism, his open style of leadership, and his ability to adapt to a fast-changing news environment. He will provide a new perspective, as we evolve our business.”
Stackhouse won five National Newspaper Awards while at the Globe, for feature writing, business reporting and international reporting.