Ian Birrell

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"Ian Birrell has worked at the top level of national newspapers for more than two decades, holding senior positions at The Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Sunday Express before becoming deputy editor of The Independent for 12 years.

"He is now contributing editor of the Daily Mail and a leading columnist whose articles have been published in The Economist, The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, The Observer, the London Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday, Prospect and The Spectator. He is also a seasoned foreign reporter, who has reported from Egypt, Libya, Syria, Pakistan and Somaliland, among other countries in recent months.

"Additionally, Ian worked for David Cameron during last year’s general election campaign as a speechwriter. He is also co-founder of Africa Express, a successful social enterprise that brings together musicians from around the world and promotes African music. He is married with two children, the youngest of whom has profound and multiple learning difficulties."[1]


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  1. British Future Trustees, organizational web page, accessed November 23, 2014.