Andrew Gowers

A graduate of Cambridge University, Andrew began his journalistic career in 1980 as a graduate trainee with Reuters before working as a correspondent in Brussels and Zurich. Andrew joined the Financial Times in London in 1983 and held a number of positions including agriculture correspondent, commodities editor, Middle East editor, features editor and foreign editor before he was named Deputy Editor in 1994. Andrew was acting Editor for 15 months from July 1997 while the Editor, Richard Lambert was in New York to launch the U.S. edition of the Financial Times. In January 1999 Andrew was appointed founding editor of Financial Times Deutschland ahead of its launch in February 2000. Andrew was Editor and Director of the Financial Times Publishing Group from 2001 to 2005.

Andrew co-authored a biography of Yasser Arafat published in 1990 and republished in an updated version in 2004. In December 2005 he was appointed to lead an independent review for the British government of the UK’s intellectual property regime, which was published by HM Treasury in December 2006.

Andrew was previously Global Co-Head of Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand Management at Lehman Brothers.

Andrew is married with two children and lives in South-East London.

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