is the Editor and Chief Executive of Prospect Magazine, the UK’s leading current affairs and culture monthly title, which has a rapidly-growing circulation of more than 31,000. She was appointed in November 2010 with a mission to build on Prospect‘s reputation for intellectual rigour and originality, and to take this to a wider audience, as she said in her first editorial.
She continues to write regular oped and business columns for The Times on world news and economics. Before joining Prospect, Bronwen was the Chief Foreign Commentator of The Times, writing regular columns on world affairs and international economics. From 1999 to 2006, she was Foreign Editor of The Times, running its foreign news coverage and its network of 50 foreign correspondents; she joined the newspaper in 1996 as its US Editor and Washington Bureau Chief. She was previously at the Financial Times, where she led its award-winning investigation into Robert Maxwell, was a specialist correspondent on energy and the environment, and an editorial writer on microeconomics and corporate regulation.
She is the author of In Defence of America, a book arguing the case for supporting the US after the Iraq war; published in the UK and US in 2008. She is an accomplished public speaker and chair of debates, for many kinds of audiences, including financial and military, and for many kinds of events, from after-dinner talks to seminars. She appears frequently on television and radio in the UK and US.
She joined journalism from the City, where she was a Director of Kleinwort Benson Securities, now part of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, and led its highly-rated team of investment analysts for the media sector. She was previously at Charterhouse Venture Capital, where she helped raise the money for The Independentnewspaper.
She is a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum, a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, and a Member of the Council (a Trustee) of Chatham House. She has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from St John’s College, Oxford, and lives in London.