Andrew Neil is an editor, writer, broadcaster and business consultant on media matters.
As a broadcaster, Andrew presents This Week and Politics Live for the BBC.
A prolific trailblazer in the word of publishing and media, Andrew’s positions have included:
- UK Editor of The Economist
- Editor of The Sunday Times
- Executive Chairman of Sky TV
- Executive Editor of Fox TV News USA
Furthermore, Andrew Neil is Chairman of Press Holdings Media Group (owners of The Spectator, Spectator Life, Spectator Australia, Spectator USA and Apollo).
After graduating in 1971 with an MA (Hons) in Political Economy and Political Science, Andrew worked as political adviser to the Secretary of State for the Environment in Edward Heath’s Conservative Government.
In 1973, he became a correspondent for The Economist and began appearing regularly on British television and radio.
He became the American correspondent for The Economist in 1979. While in the USA, he made several network documentaries and appeared regularly as a political and business commentator on U.S and U.K radio and television.
Neil returned to London in 1982 to become the UK Editor of The Economist. Under Neil’s leadership, the magazine enjoyed more scoops than the rest of Fleet Street put together.
In 1983 Andrew became editor of The Sunday Times – a position he held for 11 years. Furthermore, in 1988 he became founding chairman of Sky TV.
In 1991, he launched his own Sunday morning talk radio show for London Broadcasting (LBC). As a result, Andrew’s show was the highest rated show on the station.
During the summer of 1994, he relocated to New York as Executive Editor of Fox TV News.
In late 1994, Andrew resigned from The Sunday Times and Fox Television to begin a new career as an independent broadcaster.
Neil currently presents This Week alongside former Conservative MP Michael Portillo and Labour MP for Hackney Diane Abbott.
Additionally, he also presents Politics Live on BBC One.
Andrew Neil is an acknowledged expert on British, European and American politics and business.
Furthermore, Andrew is a very experienced keynote speaker, after-dinner speaker and conference facilitator.