We are delighted to announce the appointment of James Ashton as our next Chief Executive from October 31st, 2022. He will take over from Tim Ward who announced his retirement in May and will continue to work with James until December 2022 to ensure a smooth transition.
James Ashton is a financial journalist and commentator. He was City Editor of the Evening Standard, the Independent titles and the Sunday Times, as well as the Sunday Telegraph’s Questor investment columnist.
James has written two business books, FTSE: The Inside Story and The Nine Types of Leader, with a third due out next year.
He is also a non-executive director of the FTSE 250 investment trust, Finsbury Growth & Income, and chairs Oscar’s Book Prize, the annual search for the UK’s best picture book.