Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil is a publisher, broadcaster and company chairman working out of London,New York,Dubai and the South of France.

He is currently:

*Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Press Holdings Media Group, publishers of The Spectator, Spectator Australia and Apollo, the world-renowned art magazine.

*Chairman of ITP, the biggest magazine publisher in the Gulf (based inDubai).

*Chairman and joint owner of World Media Rights (WMR), which owns and exploits TV rights and formats across the globe.

In addition to his business responsibilities, Andrew is a well-known anchorman on BBC TV. He currently presents four editions of the Daily Politics on BBC2 every week and the award-winning This Week on BBC1 every Thursday night, For four years he also presented Straight Talk with Andrew Neil on the BBC News Channel.

During his career, Andrew has been House of Commons lobby correspondent, White House correspondent, Wall Street correspondent and British Editor of The Economist, Editor of The Sunday Times of London and  Executive Chairman of Sky Television, which he launched in 1989 as Britain’s first multi-channel satellite TV platform.

Until recently he was a member of the International Advisory Board of Al Jazeera, the international news channel based in Doha, Qatar; and Publisher of The Scotsman Group of newspapers inEdinburgh.

He has lectured on politics, economics, international relations and business and the digital revolution to some of the most important companies in the world, from Microsoft to HSBC.

Born inScotland, he graduated from the Universityof Glasgow in 1971 with an MA (Hons) in Political Economy, Political Science and American History.

In October 1996 Macmillan published his autobiography “Full Disclosure”, on his Sunday Times and Sky TV years, which was serialized in Vanity Fair in America and the Daily Mail inBritain.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts (FRSA) and holds several honorary degrees. In the autumn of 1999 he was elected Lord Rector of the University of St Andrews, one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in the world. On stepping down from that post he was made a Doctor of Laws by the university. When not chairing companies or presenting TV shows he likes to ride his bike.