Wincott Foundation taps former FT editor Barber as chairman
Former Financial Times editor Lionel Barber has been named the chairman of trustees of the Wincott Foundation.
“Some personal news: I am the new chairman of trustees of the Wincott Foundation dedicated to encouraging and recognising high quality financial and business journalism. Never been more important in Britain. I salute Sir Richard Lambert as outgoing chair. Watch this Wincott space!”
Barber began his career in journalism in 1978 as a reporter for The Scotsman. He then joined The Sunday Times as a business correspondent. From there, he came to the FT in 1985 as a business reporter.
During his time at the publication, Barber served as Washington correspondent, Brussels bureau chief, news editor, European editor, U.S. managing editor and editor.
Under his leadership, the FT won numerous international awards for its journalism.
Barber has co-written several books and has lectured on foreign policy, transatlantic relations and economics. He also served on the board of trustees at the Tate and the Carnegie Corp. of New York.