Past speakers

Over the years, our lunchtime meetings have attracted some of the best names in financial and business journalism as well as politicians and business leaders. These include:-


Peter Thal Larsen – EMEA Editor, Reuters Breakingviews
Oliver Shah – City Editor, The Sunday Times
Rory Cellan-Jones – BBC Technology Correspondent
Richard Fletcher – The Times
John Gapper – Chief Business columnist and Associate Editor, Financial Times
Mark Broad – Business Editor, Online and Today Programme, BBC News
Tracey Boles – Business Editor, The Sun


Matthew Campbell and Simon Kennedy, Bloomberg
Chris Newlands, Editor, and Madison Marriage, Deputy Editor
Katie Martin, Deputy Head, fastFT
Iain Dey, Business Editor, Sunday Times
Nina Trentmann, News Editor, Wall Street Journal
Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor & Assistant Editor, Financial Times
Anjuli Davies, Acting Chief UK Financial Correspondent, Reuters
Simon Long, The Economist
Helen Thomas, Business Editor, BBC Newsnight
Anthony Hilton, Evening Standard


David Smith – Economics Editor – The Sunday Times
James Ball, formerly of The Guardian and WikiLeaks, and now Special Correspondent at BuzzFeed.
Christian May,CityAM editor
Kirsty Good, Sky News Business Editor
Joel Hills, ITV News
Gren Manuel, Editor, Financial News
Simon Watkins, Editor of the Financial Mail on Sunday
James Quinn, Group Business Editor of Telegraph Media Group
Louisa Bojesen, Anchor, CNBC


George Parker, Political Editor, FT
Chris Blackhurst, City Editor, Evening Standard & Independent
Jonathan Guthrie & Alison Smith, Lombard columnists, FT
Ashley Armstrong, M&A Correspondent, The Telegraph
Kamal Ahmed, Business Editor, BBC News
Naomi Kerbel, Head of Newsgathering EMEA, Bloomberg TV and Dafydd Rees, Executive Producer, Bloomberg Television EMEA
John Foley, Reuters Breakingviews’ EMEA Editor
Joel Hills, ITV News
David Wighton, City Editor, Wall Street Journal Europe


Alex Brummer, City Editor, Daily Mail
Siobhan Kennedy, Business Correspondent, Channel 4
Tim Jotischky, Telegraph
Russ Mould, Editor, Shares magazine
Oliver Ralph, Deputy Editor, Lex
Richard Fletcher, Business Editor, The Times
Lawrence Gosling, Group Editorial Director, Incisive Media
Joanne Hart, Midas column, Mail on Sunday
Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times
Ian King, Sky News


Lucas Van Praag, LvP & Associates
Simon Nixon, European Editor, The Wall Street Journal’s Heard on the Street
Simon Walker, Director General, Institute of Directors
Linda Grant, Managing Director of Metro
Simon Watkins, Acting Editor, Financial Mail on Sunday
John Hughman, Editor, Investors Chronicle
Martin Waller, Tempus Editor, The Times
David Hellier, Deputy Editor, City AM (
Gren Manuel, Executive Editor, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Wall Street Journal Europe
James Quinn, Deputy Business Editor, The Sunday Telegraph


Philip Coggan, Capital Markets Editor/Buttonwood columnist, The Economist
Paul Murphy, Editor, FT Alphaville, Financial Times
Ben Wright, Editor, Financial News
Dr Heather McGregor (Taylor Bennett) /Mrs Moneypenny (Financial Times)
Laura Kuenssberg, Business Editor, ITV News
Adrian Bailey MP, Chairman of the Select Committee on Business, Innovation and Skills
Anthony Hilton, Financial Editor, Evening Standard
Clare Harbord, Corporate Affairs Director, BAA
Jackie Brock-Doyle, Director of Communications & Public Affairs for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games & Paralympic Games


Dominic O’Connell, Sunday Times
Chris Blackhurst, Evening Standard
Andrew Gowers, BP’s Head of Media Relations 2009/2010
Hugo Dixon, Breaking Views
Tracy Corrigan, WSJ Europe
Andrew Oxlade, This is Money
Richard Fletcher, Daily Telegraph
Mark Gilbert, Bloomberg News
John Authers, Head of Lex, Financial Times
Peter Barron, Director of External Relations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Google
Dafydd Rees, Sky News