Speaker lunch - Anthony Hilton

Anthony Hilton, Chief Economics and Business Commentator for the Evening Standard

This is a great opportunity to hear from one of the longest serving business journalists in the UK; he can provide a unique perspective on events and recent developments.

Anthony joined Fleet Street in 1968 as a Trainee on the Guardian, 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 currently as Financial Editor.

A multiple award winner for his journalism he is currently shortlisted for Editorial Intelligence Economics Commentator of the Year Awards and was earlier this year shortlisted for the National Newspapers’ Business Journalist of the Year award. Last year he collected the Journalist of the year award from the British Insurance Brokers Association, a life time achievement award from the ABI, and the Headline Money “ Outstanding Achievement” award

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 has also served for 20 years as a pension trustee and member of its investment committee.

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 Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Refunds will only be made if notice of cancellation is given not less than 48 hours beforehand. No formal confirmation is given and attendees should assume that their places have been reserved.