Anthony Hilton joined Fleet Street in 1968 as a Trainee on the Guardian having graduated with an MA in economics. He moved to New York for the Sunday Times in 1979, returning to become a City Editor of the Times in 1981 and moved to the Evening Standard in 1984 where he has served as City Editor, Managing Director and Financial Editor.
He began his public speaking career when he worked for three years as economic commentator for Channel 4’ on The Business Programme in the late 1980s and subsequently went on to devise and co present the Stocks and Shares Show for ITV. Currently he is the finance and business commentator for the Evening Standard and a weekly columnist for The Independent.
Unusually for a journalist he has also had a successful commercial career, being involved with the launch of several magazine and publishing companies, serving as a non executive director of a Lloyd’s insurance company and a management consultancy and serving for six years as chief executive of the Evening Standard and a director of Associated Newspapers Ltd, owners of the Daily Mail. He also served for 20 years as a pension trustee.
He was a visiting professor in economics at London Metropolitan University in 2010-2012 and received an honorary degree from Aberdeen University in 2011 in recognition of his articles from 2005 – 2007 predicting the financial crash.
He is married with four grown up children and lives in Suffolk.