Directory: James Ashton – Business Writer, Speaker and Trainer

James Ashton – Business Writer, Speaker and Trainer


James was the City Editor and Executive Editor at the Evening Standard and Independent titles and before that City Editor at the Sunday Times.

He has also written for the Daily Mail, The Times, The Independent, The Scotsman, Business AM, the Financial Times and Reuters. For four years he was the Sunday Telegraph's Questor investment columnist.

He has have covered the UK economy, the banking crisis, multibillion-pound takeover battles, disruptive technologies and the personalities that shape global business.

He's produced hundreds of in-depth interviews featuring leaders of the Bank of EnglandBarclaysTescoVirginGeneral ElectricNestléHuaweiAnglo American and WeWork among others.

In 2021 his book, The Nine Types of Leader; How The Leaders of Tomorrow Can Learn from the Leaders of Today was published by Kogan Page.

He studied at the University of St Andrews and City University in London. He is married with one daughter and enjoys running, swimming and kayaking in my spare time.

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