Writer, columnist, @TheNationalNews, ex-Editor Independent, City Editor Evening Standard, Top 10 Crisis & Reputation advice – PR Week
I am a writer, commentator and strategic communications advisor. I was named in the “Top 10 for Crisis and Reputational” advice by PR Week.
I write columns, features and appear on TV and radio.
I also advise clients on the media and strategic communications. For four years, I was a Director of CT Partners, the international campaigning and communications consultancy.
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.