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.
14 July 2014 08:20 PM
The route out of the impasse was found in part through facilitated conversations, in which differences can be deeply explored and solutions sought
10 July 2014 06:44 PM
Our leaders should show more dignity in defeat
02 July 2014 07:05 PM
After a string of unprecedented sex abuse and hacking trials, it would make sense
Rupert Murdoch should bear some responsibility for the crimes that the phone-hacking trial uncovered
24 June 2014 02:31 PM
The focus now turns to the man whose company owned the News of the World
18 June 2014 05:49 PM
They are more interested in announcements than delivery
30 May 2014 04:28 PM
The families of the soldiers who died need to know if there was a worthy cause behind the war
28 May 2014 06:18 PM
If the parties want people to feel closer to politics, they should speak to their concerns – and bring them closer to the process
The success of Hinchingbrooke Hospital shows when the state should welcome the private sector - and when it shouldn't
21 May 2014 05:22 PM
What quality does Circle have that the big outsourcing companies do not?
07 May 2014 06:51 PM
He thinks that the Corporation is ‘smug’, which seems like a good place to start
30 April 2014 06:12 PM
His book has become an unlikely bestseller, but his study of financial inequality is more than certain
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 4 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 5 The inventor of the Facebook 'like' button says he never made a 'dislike' button because he feared the 'unfortunate consequences'