Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, St John's College, Oxford. Formerly: investment analyst in the City and on Wall Street; Director, Kleinwort Benson Securities, now part of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein; ran the Financial Times' year-long, award-winning, investigation into the publishing tycoon, Robert Maxwell; US Editor and Washington Bureau Chief, The Times, supervising the paper's 10 correspondents in the US; Chief Foreign Commentator and Foreign Editor, The Times. November 2010, appointed Editor, Prospect Magazine, the UK's leading current affairs and culture monthly title. Writes regular oped and business columns for The Times on world news and economics. Governor, Ditchley Foundation. Member of the Council, Chatham House. Trustee, Imperial War Museum.