Appointed as non-executive chairman in July 2009, having served as a non-executive director since August 2006. Chairman of Royal London Group, and a non-executive director of Times Newspapers and PGI Limited. Editor of The Economist from 1986 to 1993 and deputy governor of the Bank of England from 1993 to 1995.
Chris was appointed Group chief executive in July 2013. He originally joined the company as Group finance director in July 2005. In April 2010 he also took on the responsibility for the Economist Intelligence Unit as its managing director. Previously he was the corporate development director of Incisive Media, finance director of the TBP Group and director of the FT Law and Tax Division.
|Sir David Bell
Appointed as a non-executive director in August 2005. He retired as an executive director of Pearson and as chairman of the Financial Times in 2009. He is chairman of Sadler’s Wells.
Appointed as a non-executive director in July 2009. Chairman and CEO of EXOR, chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automotive, Giovanni Agnelli e C and Italiana Editrice S.p.A, and a director of CNH Industrial and News Corporation. Also vice-chairman of the Italian Aspen Institute and the Giovanni Agnelli Foundation.
Appointed as a non-executive director in January 2016. Chairman and co-founder of Founders Factory, Founders Forum, made.com and Smartup. Co-founder of lastminute.com and a non-executive director of TalkTalk. He is a business ambassador for the UK government and also sits on its Digital Advisory Board.
Appointed as a non-executive director in November 2015. Managing director, Exor Group and trustee of the Royal Opera House, Royal Academy of Arts and the Royal Academy of Music.
|Zanny Minton Beddoes
Zanny was appointed editor of The Economist in February 2015. She was previously the newspaper's business affairs editor. She joined The Economist in 1994, after spending two years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund.
Appointed as a non-executive director in November 2015. Member of the House of Lords, served as a member of Parliament for 23 years including 13 years as a minister, eight in the cabinet. Professor in practice at the London School of Economics, non-executive chairman of the Chime Specialist Group and chairs the City Safe Foundation. Senior visiting Fellow Harvard School for Public Health.
|Sir Simon Robertson
Appointed as a non-executive director in July 2005. Deputy chairman and senior independent director of HSBC Holdings, non-executive director of Berry Bros & Rudd, founder of Simon Robertson Associates and a trustee of the Royal Opera Endowment Fund 2000. Former chairman of Rolls-Royce Holdings.
|Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild
Appointed as a non-executive director in October 2002. A non-executive director of the Estée Lauder Companies and a trustee of the Eranda Foundation, the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the McCain Institute for International Leadership.