"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.
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'HigginsFormer chief 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.
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-ReaFormer chairman of The Economist Group, former editor of The Economist, former deputy governor of the Bank of England. From 2013-18 he chaired Royal London, the mutual life, pensions and investment firm.
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.
Catherine ThomasCatherine Thomas is an Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy at the London School of Economics. She is the Director of the Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance and was formerly an Assistant Professor of Economics at Columbia Business School in New York City.
Daniel WincottGrandson of Harold Wincott. Blackwell Law and Society Chair, Cardiff University School of Law and Politics.
Director: Jane FullerCo-director of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, Visiting Professor at the Department of Journalism, City, University of London. Fellow of CFA Society of the UK and a former Financial Editor and Lex writer at the FT.