is an economist, financial journalist and award-winning
He is a visiting fellow at the Townsend Centre for
International Poverty Research, the University of Bristol and the author of Poor
Britain (with Joanna Mack), Rich Britain, Top Man, a
biography of Philip Green and Londongrad: From Russia With Cash. He has
written for academic and specialist journals as well as the Guardian,
Independent and Sunday Times.
He is a former executive producer in the current affairs
department at the BBC, and his previous academic posts include the National
Institute of Economic and Social Research, The Henley Centre and the Universities of Reading and Brunel.