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Andrew Neil

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Broadcaster & Political Commentator & Speaker

Andrew Neil is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Press Holdings Media Group and highly respected broadcaster, journalist, conference host and speaker on the current political and economic climate.

Press Holdings Media Group publishes The Spectator, Spectator Australia, and Apollo, and as Chairman of ITP as well, Andrew is the head of the biggest magazine publisher in the Gulf region.

He is known to millions of people as BBC news/current affairs presenter, fronting editions of the Daily Politics on BBC2 every week and the award-winning This Week on BBC1 every Thursday night. He has also presented Straight Talk with Andrew Neil on the BBC News Channel.

In his career, Andrew has been a correspondent at the House of Commons, White House, Wall Street and was the British Editor of the Economist, the Sunday Times of London and Executive Chairman of SKY Television.

Often at the forefront of media companies, he was until recently a member of the International Advisory Board of Al Jazeera and Publisher of The Scotsman Group of newspapers in Edinburgh.

His autobiography “Full Disclosure”, was published in 1996 on his time at Sky and at the Sunday Times.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts (FRSA) and holds several honorary degrees. In the autumn of 1999, he was elected Lord Rector of the University of St Andrews, one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in the world. On stepping down from that post he was made a Doctor of Laws by the university.


Andrew is a speaker on politics, economics, international relations, and business and has spoken to leading organisations such as HSBC and Mircosoft. He is also a popular choice of conference host and facilitator and after dinner speaker
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