Andreas Whittam Smith
Andreas Whittam Smith was a financial journalist until 1985 when he led the team that founded The Independent. The paper’s first editor (1986-1994), he has subsequently been the president of the British Board of Film Classification (1998-2002) and chairman of the Financial Ombudsman Service (1998-2003). He is currently First Church Estates Commissioner responsible for £5bn of the Church's investments, and chairman of the Children's Mutual.
28 June 2012 10:00 AM
It beggars belief that the owner of RBS, Her Majesty's Government, has made no comment about this failure
14 June 2012 08:00 AM
There must be a clear distinction between the wider single market and the eurozone
31 May 2012 08:00 AM
I decided that the paper would not cover the Royals unless the story had solid news value
24 May 2012 12:00 AM
He is making the same mistake as Sarkozy. He has demeaned the office he holds
17 May 2012 09:00 AM
The risks and the pain could be mitigated. Banks have already cut their exposure
10 May 2012 12:00 AM
Why did shareholders let so many years pass by without trying to halt the rise in the remuneration of directors?
03 May 2012 12:00 AM
The magistrates interrogating the former IMF chief are engaged in a hopeless task
26 April 2012 12:00 AM
Cameron said what people wanted to hear when he announced the abolition of quangos. Doing it is harder
Andreas Whittam Smith: The battle
between Hollande and Sarkozy is trading
on France's deepest fears, not hopes
19 April 2012 12:00 AM
The socialist candidate says his true adversary is the "world of finance".
What he means is "France's creditors"
22 March 2012 12:00 AM
The reductions in welfare are not over yet. The Chancellor needs further savings - £10bn by 2016
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
- 1 Secret Cinema: Why were Back to the Future screenings cancelled?
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45
- 5 Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?