James Harding

Economics Expert & Leading Speaker

James Harding has been the Director of News and Current Affairs at the BBC, the world’s largest news organisation, since April 2013. He was Editor of The Times of London from 2007-2012, winning the Newspaper of the Year in two of the five years he edited the paper.

He was previously The Times’ Business Editor, having joined from The Financial Times, where he worked as Washington Bureau Chief, Media Editor and China correspondent opening the paper’s bureau in Shanghai in 1996 – the first European newspaper to open an office in the city since the 1949 revolution. He is the author of Alpha Dogs – How Political Spin Became A Global Business The Economist. Born in London in 1969, James studied History at Trinity College, Cambridge. He speaks Japanese, Chinese, French and German.

To book James Harding as the finance speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When he’s at corporate events, James is known to cover the following topics:

  • Finance & Futurism
  • Washington Bureau Chief
  • Journalism & Broadcasting
  • The Financial Times