Lionel Barber was the Editor of the Financial Times from 2005-2020.
Under Lionel's editorship, the paper won three ‘Newspaper of the Year’ awards, transformed the newsroom into a world class digital-first operation, and solidified its legacy as one of the world’s leading business news organisations, renowned for its integrity and accuracy.
Barber is an experienced broadcaster and commentator who has co-written several books, including “The Price of Truth”, and has lectured on foreign policy, transatlantic relations and Europe. He has received numerous prestigious awards including the Laurence Stern Fellowship at the Washington Post (1985), a Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellowship (1991) and many more.
In 2009, Barber was awarded the St George’s Society medal of honour for his commendable contribution to journalism. He serves as Chair of the Board at The Tate and is also on the Board of the Carnegie Corporation. In 2016, he was made a Chevalier in the French Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur for his journalism.