Graduate in Art and Architectural History, Cambridge University, UK. 1986-2001, Journalist and Foreign Correspondent, Financial Times; 2001-06, Director, Design Museum, London; since 2006, Columnist, International Herald Tribune and New York Times Magazine. Honorary Senior Fellow, Royal College of Art, London. Trustee: Whitechapel Gallery, London; Arts Council England. Pro-bono advisory roles for non-profit cultural institutions.