director, CTF Partners
ex-editor The Independent, ex-City Editor Evening Standard
I am a director for CTF Partners, the international strategic communications, campaigning, and advisory firm.
I was named among the UK’s top crisis and reputation management professionals by influential magazine, PRWeek.
Previously, I was Editor of The Independent. Before that, I was City Editor of the Evening Standard.
I was a newspaper columnist for the Evening Standard and Independent, and presenter of Headline Interview on London Live TV.
I was also Multi-Media Head of Business, for the Evening Standard, The Independent, i, and London Live TV, in charge of business coverage across these titles and their digital platforms, also writing for the papers, and presenting programmes, myself.
A journalist since 1984, my other posts include: Deputy Editor at the Independent and Independent on Sunday, and Daily Express, and Westminster Correspondent of the Independent, and Deputy Editor, Sunday Times Insight Team. I wrote regularly for Management Today, and contributed to numerous other magazines and publications, as well as making frequent appearances on TV and Radio, and making public speeches.
I’ve received several awards. I was London Press Club’s Business Journalist of the Year, 2011.
I graduated in Law from Cambridge University.
Twice married, I have five children, and I live in South-West London. I enjoy playing tennis and golf, watching football and rugby, and going to the cinema and theatre.