Anne McElvoy Keynote Speaker
- Senior Editor and former Public Policy Editor, The Economist (2011-present)
- Executive Editor of the Evening Standard (2002-2011)
- Former Times correspondent in Eastern Europe
Anne McElvoy's Biography
Anne McElvoy is Senior Editor of the Economist and was its global Policy Editor from 2010-16. She writes on political and international affairs and runs Economist Radio, the company’s awarding-winning audio arm.
Anne is a former bureau chief in Moscow, Berlin and the Balkans and has also written weekly politics column for the Evening Standard for 15 years.
A presenter of Start the Week on BBC Radio4, and the Moral Maze and Free Thinking for the BBC, Anne is an experienced live broadcaster. She is also the creator of a political history series on Conservatism, Liberalism and Socialism for BBC Radio4 and a new-format debate show, Across the Red Line
She has a First Class Honours Degree in German and Philosophy from Wadham College, Oxford and studied at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Her two books on modern Germany include an international best-seller, Memoirs of a Spymaster, Markus Wolf.
Anne has received the parliamentary Journalist of the Year/Women in Public Life award for her coverage.