Top Influencers: 25 UK Editor-in-chief’s To Follow in 2022

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Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief role. We have selected these Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief’s. The list is in no particular order!

Tony Hall

Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief @ BBC

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Tony Hall is the 16th Director-General of the BBC. The Director-General is the Chief Executive Officer of the BBC, its Editor-in-Chief and chairs the BBC’s Executive and Management Boards. The Director-General is the editorial, operational and creative leader of the BBC, with responsibility for a significant global workforce and the Corporation’s services across television, radio and online. Tony Hall – Lord Hall of Birkenhead – was appointed Director-General of the BBC on 22 November 2012. He is the 16th Director-General of the BBC. Prior to this, Tony was Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House from April 2001 until April 2013. He joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1973 and during a 28 year career at the Corporation he held roles including Senior Producer at World at One, Assistant Editor of the Nine O’Clock News, Output Editor for Newsnight, culminating as Chief Executive of BBC News from 1996 to 2001. While at the BBC he launched Radio 5 live, BBC News 24, BBC News Online and BBC Parliament. He was Deputy Chairman of Channel 4 Television and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. He is passionate about education and skills within the cultural industries. He was the founder Chair of Creative & Cultural Skills and Chairman of the Musical and Dance Scheme.He spearheaded the development of the new High House Production Park in Thurrock, Essex. He has been Chair of Stratford East Theatre, and Honorary Visiting Fellow of Journalism at City University, a member of the Regeneration Through Heritage Steering Group, a board member of Race for Opportunity, a former non-executive director of HM Customs and Excise and was a member of the Council for Brunel University. In 2009 he was asked by the Government and the Mayor of London to set up and chair a board to direct the Cultural Olympiad and also joined the board of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. He was appointed a CBE in 2005 and in 2010 was created a life peer with the title Baron Hall of Birkenhead. He sits on the Crossbenches in the House of Lords. Learn more about Tony Hall on Crunchbase…

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James Mawson

CEO and Editor-in-Chief @ Mawsonia

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James was editor of Private Equity News, part of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in London, for nearly four years until May, 2010 when he launched Global Corporate Venturing as an independent title from his own publishing company. This was followed by the launch of Global University Venturing and Global Government Venturing by the publishing company, Mawsonia. Learn more about James Mawson on Crunchbase…

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Louise Court

Editor-in-Chief @ Cosmopolitan Magazine

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Louise Court is a multi-award winning Editor-in-Chief having won some of the most prestigious accolades in the industry. She joined Cosmopolitan in February 2007 and in this time has significantly extended the brand beyond the monthly magazine to include: Cosmo Body, Cosmo Fashion, and Cosmo Beauty to name a few. As a true multiplatform brand, Cosmopolitan also runs an extensive events programme. Ranging from careers masterclasses and Blog Awards, through to Beauty Awards and Fashion Awards, the recently launched #FashFest (five fashion events is five days). Before joining Cosmopolitan, Louise was Editorial Director of ACP-Natmag, overseeing Best, Reveal and Real People. Prior to this she was Editor of Best magazine for seven years, Deputy editor of Prima, Deputy editor of Best and Assistant Editor of Woman’s Own. Learn more about Louise Court on Crunchbase…

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Nathaniel Barling

Co-Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief @ Knowhere

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Nathaniel Barling joined Knowhere as Co-Founder, CEO in 2015. Learn more about Nathaniel Barling on Crunchbase…

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Jim Edwards

Editor-in-Chief (BI UK and International) @ Business Insider

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Jim is working as an Editor In Chief at INSIDER and also working as an editor of Business Insider UK. He has previously been managing editor at Adweek, an advertising columnist at CBS Interactive, and a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia Business School. His work has appeared in Slate, Salon, MTV, The Daily, The Nation and AOL. His investigative journalism has changed the law in the First Circuit Court of Appeals (U.S. v. Kravetz), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals (North Jersey Media v. Ashcroft), New Jersey (In Re El-Atriss), and New York (Mosallem v. Berenson). The U.S. Supreme Court cited his work on the death penalty in the concurrence to Baze v. Rees, on the issue of whether lethal injection is cruel or unusual. He won the Neal award for business journalism in 20o5 for a series of articles on bribes and kickbacks in the advertising business. Learn more about Jim Edwards on Crunchbase…

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David Daly

Worldline Scientific Community Editor-in-Chief @ Worldline

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Legion Campbell-Clark

Editor-in-Chief @ Modern Magazine

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Joel Harrison

Editor-in-chief @ B2B Marketing

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Joel is editor-in-chief and co-founder of B2B Marketing, the leading provider of best practice and professional development information for B2B marketers. Joel launched B2B Marketing as a magazine back in 2004, and has played a key role in its evolution ever since, with the addition of new products and services, and its progression from a pure media operation, towards a more holistic offering. He currently leads on the development of its events and training operations, but is also a regular speaker and passionate evangelist for all things B2B. Learn more about Joel Harrison on Crunchbase…

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Andrew Canter

Co-Founder & Editor-In-Chief @ MrWatchMaster

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Andrew is among the leading practitioners in branded content and has over twenty five years experience working in marketing communications. He is Global CEO of the BCMA (Branded Content Marketing Association) which is the pre-eminent global body for branded content practitioners, run by practitioners, promoting best practice, sharing knowledge and growing the branded content industry. He has been instrumental in developing the global content monitoring evaluation system which has been widely used by the industry. He is also responsible for spearheading the development and launching BCMA chapters across the world. He is mad about Watford FC and all things horological. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London. He is also Co-Founder of MrWatchMaster, a new platform to ‘talk about watches’. Learn more about Andrew Canter on Crunchbase…

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James Rivington

Global Editor-in-Chief, eCommerce and Affiliates @ Future

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James Rivington serves as a Global Editor-in-Chief, eCommerce and Affiliates at Future PLC. Learn more about James Rivington on Crunchbase…

Future creates high-quality multi-media products which reach their audiences online, on mobile and in print. Read more aboutFuture on Crunchbase…

Tony Gallagher

Editor-in-Chief @ The Sun

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Tony Gallagher Editor-in-Chief – The Sun A highly regarded reporter, Tony is a former news editor of the Daily Mail, and was instrumental in the launch of the Mail Online. He left in 2006 to join The Daily Telegraph as head of news. In 2009, as deputy editor, he helped lead the infamous MPs’ expenses scandal coverage and later that year was made editor. Tony joined The Sun as Editor in Chief in September 2015, from the Daily Mail where he was Deputy Editor since 2014. Learn more about Tony Gallagher on Crunchbase…

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Derin Cag

Founder & Editor-in-Chief @ Richtopia

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Derin Cag is the founder of Richtopia, a leading publisher of contributions from prominent academics and professionals discussing unique insights on leadership, technology, marketing, and sustainability. As a universal information movement, Richtopia pursues a more sustainable and prosperous world in which all 7.8+ billion people are rich; including their access to knowledge, resources, and opportunities. The Richtopian mission above gets achieved through quality information, by inspiring those who make it happen, and with alliances centring around the people, planet, and profits. Past readers and interactors of Richtopia include Paulo Coelho (Author of The Alchemist); Kristalina Georgieva (Managing Director of the IMF); Paul Polman (CEO of Unilever); Helen Clark (Former Prime Minister of New Zealand); Mohamed A. El-Erian (Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz); and Richard Branson (Founder at Virgin Group), to name a few. Richtopia has got mentioned across various media outlets including the BBC, Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Harvard Business Review (HBR) and Business Insider, to name a few. Derin also finds global trends and transformative technologies that make the world a better place of particular interest. You can contact Derin via e-mail on [email protected] Learn more about Derin Cag on Crunchbase…

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Greg Williams

Editor-in-chief @ Wired Magazine

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Greg is Executive Editor at Wired, a content creator and a strategist who has spent the past two decades delivering award-winning work for media companies and brands. He’s interested in what’s coming next, developing a culture of innovation, building the content models of the future and understanding the ideas and technologies that will shape the future. Learn more about Greg Williams on Crunchbase…

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Michele Kuegler

Wine Educator, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief @ Peku Publications

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Michele Pesula Kuegler is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of PeKu Publications and has held this role since March 2010. Prior to that Ms. Pesula Kuegler was the director of content for PeKu Publications (formerly known as Wasabi Media Group) since its inception in July 2008. Prior to this position Michele was the editor of Tasty Thoughts, an independent food and restaurant website that she started in 2007. Ms. Pesula Kuegler entered the world of publishing with a unique background and fresh perspective. Having built a small audience in her initial niche property, Tasty Thoughts, she decided to combine her management and editing skills from her teaching career with her newly developed publishing skills by expanding from one property to a network of publications. Since the launch of Wasabi Media Group, she has overseen the continued growth of content and readers. Michele holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. She volunteers for several non-profit groups, which are focused on literacy and education. Learn more about Michele Kuegler on Crunchbase…

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Alan Ng

Editor-in-Chief @ Product-Reviews

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Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2008 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you’ll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he’ll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC. Unlike the rest of the PR team, Alan is currently based in Asia and is looking forward to delivering tech content, attending and reporting the biggest events and expanding relationships for future partnerships. Learn more about Alan Ng on Crunchbase…

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Darrell Shayler

Senior Designer, Editor-in-Chief & Host @ The Geek IO Media Network

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Russell Parsons

Editor-in-chief, Marketing Week and the Festival of Marketing @ Marketing Week

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Russell is a journalist with editing and news and feature writing experience. He also has experience of managing people and developing social media strategy. Russell is a regular contributor to national television and radio shows on marketing issues and has taken part in panels at several conferences. Learn more about Russell Parsons on Crunchbase…

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Claire Farnworth

Editor-in-chief @ Gamer Guides

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Suzie Neuwirth

Founder and Editor-in-Chief @ Peer2Peer Finance News

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Suzie Neuwirth founded Peer2Peer Finance News in 2016, having seen a gap in the market for good quality, focused coverage of such an innovative and fast-growing sector. She is an experienced journalist who has edited the business sections of two national newspapers and worked at London freesheet City AM. She has been interviewed on various broadcasting outlets including Sky News and Share Radio. Earlier in her career, she worked for a number of trade magazines and edited a Middle East-focused insurance publication for two years. Learn more about Suzie Neuwirth on Crunchbase…

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João Marques Lima

Founder & Editor-in-Chief @ Data Economy

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Fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, João’s a hot-shot technology reporter currently serving as founding editor of Data Economy, part of BroadMedia, a Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC company. In 2019, he won the PPA 30 Under 30 award which shines a light on the outstanding efforts and achievements of the rising stars in consumer magazines and business media. At Data Economy, he manages the title across online, print, broadcast and events. João’s work has taken him around the world, reporting from locations in North America, APAC, Africa and all over Europe. With a deep interest in news, current affairs and history, prior to founding Data Economy, João experienced the reporting industry at Computer Business Review, the Daily Mail – where he delved into the investigation of five London-based Portuguese ISIS jihadists-, Channel 4 News, Channel 4, The Guardian, Antena Lusa, Future Behind and the Holloway Express. Specialised in the fields of IT infrastructure, data centres, IoT, AI, cloud and data, he has interviewed some of the world’s technology leaders and has delivered on several exclusives. At Data Economy, João manages the publication and is responsible for the majority of the editorial content. He has ranked 28 in the ‘Top 100 IoT Influencers of 2016’, ranked 28 in the ‘Top 100 M2M Influencers of 2016’, ranked 11 in the ‘Top Connected Car Influencers’, and features in the list of ‘IoT thought leaders to watch in the next four years [2016 onwards]’. At the age of just 12, he also founded his school’s newspaper and in 2012 he founded his own platform Corporation News Times International (CNT International), with an edition in English – CNTimes – and one in Portuguese – CNT Diário-, which soon attracted a vast readership worldwide. Between 2014 and 2015, João was the Head of Social Media for a UK parliamentary candidate of the general election’s winning party. João graduated from London Metropolitan University in 2014 with a BA in Journalism. Learn more about João Marques Lima on Crunchbase…

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Ben Cordell

Owner, Editor-in-Chief & Podcaster @ StickTwiddlers

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Bearded lover of point and click adventure games. Learn more about Ben Cordell on Crunchbase…

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Emma-Lily Pendleton

Editor-in-Chief, Canon Europe Pro @ Future

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Philip Campbell

Editor-in-Chief @ Nature Publishing Group

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BSc in Aeronautical Engineering; MSc in Astrophysics; PhD and postdoctoral research in Upper Atmospheric Physics. Former: Physical Sciences Editor, Nature; Founding Editor, Physics World. Since 1995, Editor-in-Chief, Nature and Nature Publishing Group. Has worked with UK gov’t, the EU and US Nat’l Institutes of Health on science and its impacts in society. Former Trustee, Cancer Research UK. Founding Trustee and Chair, MQ: transforming mental health. Elected Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society. Fellow, Institute of Physics. Recipient, honours and awards. Learn more about Philip Campbell on Crunchbase…

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Lorna North

Editor-in-chief @ SportStylist

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Danny Clarke

Editor-in-Chief @ The Occasional

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