- International Broadcaster, United Kingdom
Extensive reporting experience over three decades in diplomacy, defence and international security. Analytical expertise on the failures to manage information in the new transparent environments of conflicts, crises, times of tension and emergencies. Formerly: 18 years with ITN as Bureau Chief, Rome and Warsaw, and 1988-96, Diplomatic Editor, Channel Four News. 1996-2014, News Presenter, BBC World News; presented The Hub with Nik Gowing, BBC World Debates, Dateline London, and coverage of major global stories. Former Council Member: Chatham House; Overseas Development Institute. Former Member: Westminster Foundation for Democracy, including as Vice-Chair; Advisory Council, Wilton Park. Former Fellow, Joan Shorenstein Barone Center, J. F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Council Member, Royal United Services Institute. Visiting Professor, School of Social Science and Public Policy, Kings College, London. Author, peer-reviewed study, Skyful of Lies and Black Swans, Oxford University, which predicts and identifies the new vulnerability, fragility and brittleness of institutional power in the new all-pervasive public information space. Recipient: Honorary Doctorate, Exeter University (2012).