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Bronwen Maddox        

Director of the Institute for Government, Journalist & Podcast Host

Bronwen Maddox is the director of the Institute for Government, a leading independent think tank, which works to promote better government by focusing on how it is led, how decisions are made and how it is scrutinised. Before this role, Bronwen was editor and chief executive of Prospect, a leading monthly current affairs magazine. Prior to that, she was chief foreign commentator, foreign editor and US editor of The Times, supervising its award-winning coverage of September 11 2001. She was previously at the Financial Times, where she ran award-winning investigations and wrote economics editorials.

Before becoming a journalist, she was an investment analyst in the City and a director of Kleinwort Benson Securities, where she ran its highly-rated team analysing world media stocks. Bronwen is currently a Visiting Professor in The Policy Institute at King’s College London (since March 2018).

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.

Previously, she was an investment analyst in the City and on Wall Street, and a Director of Kleinwort Benson Securities, now part of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, where she ran its highly-rated team recommending investment in world media stocks.

She has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from St John’s College, Oxford. She has dual US-British nationality and grew up in London and Washington, DC in a transatlantic family with an American mother and British father. She is a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, the historic conference centre which fosters transatlantic relations; a Member of the Council (a Trustee) of Chatham House, the foreign affairs think-tank based in London; and a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum.

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