executive director, CTF Partners
ex-editor The Independent, ex-City Editor Evening Standard
I am executive director for CTF Partners, the international political and corporate campaigning and advisory firm. I was previously a newspaper columnist for the Evening Standard and Independent, and presenter of Headline Interview on London Live TV.
I was previously 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.
I was Editor of The Independent from July 2011 until July 2013. Before that, I was City Editor of the Evening Standard for nine years.
A journalist since 1984, my previous posts include: Deputy Editor at the Independent and Independent on Sunday, and Daily Express, and Westminster Correspondent of the Independent. I’ve written for Management Today since 1991 and contributed to numerous other magazines and publications, as well as appearing regularly 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 Kingston. I enjoy playing tennis and golf, watching football and rugby, and going to the cinema and theatre.
I sat on the board of the Rose Theatre, Kingston. Currently, I am chairman of Roehampton Club.