"supporting and encouraging high quality economic, financial and business journalism"
The Wincott Foundation was set up in 1969 in honour of Harold Wincott, the most distinguished economic journalist of his day in the UK. The current chairman is Sir Richard Lambert, former editor of the Financial Times. Sir Richard is supported by a group of trustees who have a background in business, journalism and academia.
Sir Richard LambertChairman of the trustees. Chancellor of the University of Warwick, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The British Museum, former Editor of the Financial Times, Director General of the CBI 2006-2011.
Dame Frances CairncrossChair of the Court of Heriot-Watt University and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Former economic journalist and a past joint winner of a Young Wincott award (she later married the other winner). She wrote an economic column for the Guardian and was subsequently a senior editor on The Economist.
Professor Ian HargreavesProfessor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University. Former deputy editor of the Financial Times, former director of BBC news & current affairs, former editor of The Independent and the New Statesman.
Christopher HirdA former investment analyst and financial journalist, founder and managing director of Dartmouth Films Ltd, the documentary production company. Founding Chair of the Channel Four BRITDOC Foundation and currently a trustee of One World Media and the Centre for Investigative Journalism and a patron of the Grierson Trust and the London Film School.
John O'HigginsChief Executive of Spectris plc, a global market leader in instrumentation and controls. Previously with Honeywell, latterly as President of Automation and Control Solutions, Asia Pacific. He began his career as a development engineer with Daimler Benz in Stuttgart.
Bronwen MaddoxDirector of the Institute for Government, former Editor of Prospect magazine, foreign editor of The Times and investigative reporter at the Financial Times. Former investment analyst and director of Kleinwort Benson Securities.
Sir Geoffrey OwenFormer chairman of The Wincott Foundation and former editor of the Financial Times. Visiting Professor, Department of Management, London School of Economics.
Rupert Pennant-ReaChairman of The Economist Group, former editor of The Economist and deputy governor of the Bank of England. Chairman of Royal London.
Bill RobinsonChief Economist at KPMG, formerly Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Special Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and an economic columnist on the Independent and the Independent on Sunday.
Elizabeth Wincott HeckettDaughter of Harold and Joyce Wincott. Archaeologist (research area: ancient and historic textiles, formerly at University College, Cork.
Daniel WincottGrandson of Harold Wincott. Blackwell Law and Society Chair, Cardiff University School of Law and Politics.
Secretary: Ian RodgerJournalist and news editor on the Financial Times for 27 years to 2007, trustee of Heart of the City 2007-2013. Previously with The Globe and Mail, Toronto and La Presse, Montreal.