Esteemed British journalist, author, broadcaster and editor, Andrew Pierce is also a highly-sought-after business speaker, due to his years of first-hand political experience. Andrew first became interested in politics as a first-time voter in 1979, an experience that sparked his fascination of current affairs and political developments. At present, he is a columnist and Consultant Editor for The Daily Mail newspaper. Previous roles include Assistant Editor of The Daily Telegraph newspaper and Assistant Editor of The Times newspaper, as well as the paper’s Political Editor. Andrew recently celebrated 30 years in print.
From 2008 to 2012, Andrew presented a Sunday morning show on the radio station LBC which focused on politics. The radio programme was later joined by Kevin Maguire from The Daily Mirror, another political expert. Andrew and Maguire continue their highly popular double act, reviewing, pre-viewing and dissecting the media and political developments on the BBC, ITV and Sky News. Since March of 2014, Andrew has presented a Saturday morning breakfast show on LBC Radio too. As a regular voice on current affairs, Andrew is highly respected for his eloquent discussions, a skill that he applies to his public speaking.
Andrew is also the chair of the Iris Prize and has overseen a number of key developments in the festival. At the launch reception in 2014, with the help of a sponsorship deal with Pinewood Studios Group, Andrew announced that Best British Short would be added to the festival. The honour totals £14,000 for the winning filmmaker. In January of 2015, it was also announced that the Iris Prize fund would be increasing from £25,000 to £30,000. A leading after-dinner speaker, Andrew Pierce draws upon a plethora of experience to deliver one of the best presentations you can get. Andrew’s expertise spans from economics and politics to filmmaking and broadcasting, making him a highly adaptable speaker suitable for all events. Charismatic, confident and a man of many talents, booking Andrew Pierce for your next event ensures an enjoyable experience for all who attend.