Andrew Neil – Keynote Speaker

Publisher, Editor, Company Chairman and Broadcaster

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  • Future of Media
  • Facilitation
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  • Politics and Government


  • English


Andrew Neil is a publisher, editor, broadcaster and company chairman. He was named Journalist of the Year 2013 by Britain’s prestigious Political Studies Association and one of the 500 most influential people in the UK by Debrett’s in 2015. In 2019 he was named “Broadcaster of the Year” by the same association.

The Times said “the ultimate test for assessing whether a party leader was fit to be Prime Minister is to put them in front of Andrew Neil for 40 minutes, the most forensic interviewer in broadcasting.”

Andrew is currently Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of The Spectator, Spectator USA, Spectator Australia and Apollo, the world-renowned art magazine. He writes essays and a weekly column for the Daily Mail and writes on US politics for the Mail Online’s American edition.

He has been a well-known anchorman on BBC TV. He presented Daily Politics on BBC2 and the award-winning This Week on BBC1 for 16 years. Until recently he presented the prime-time Andrew Neil Show on BBC2 and Politics Live. He has been chief interviewer on two BBC Election Night Specials (2015 and 2019) and anchored BBC1’s US election results special in 2016 and 2020. In recent years he’s been presenting the Andrew Neil show on Channel 4.

During his career, Neil has been House of Commons lobby correspondent in London, White House correspondent in Washington DC and Wall Street correspondent in New York – all for The Economist. He was made British Editor of The Economist in 1982.

He became Editor of The Sunday Times of London, one of the world’s most prestigious and influential newspapers, in 1983. Over the next 11 years he turned it into the undisputed multi-section market leader, renowned for its investigative journalism and scoops.

While still editing The Sunday Times he also served as Executive Chairman of Sky Television, which he launched as Britain’s first multi- channel satellite TV platform. He created Sky News and brought The Simpsons to British screens!

He was Chairman of ITP, the biggest magazine publisher in the Gulf for a decade and he’s been a member of the International Advisory Board of Al Jazeera, the news channel based in Doha, Qatar. He was also Publisher of The Scotsman Group of newspapers in Edinburgh for 10 years.

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