Mark Mardell Keynote Speaker
- BBC’s North America Editor (2009-2014)
- BBC’s first Europe Editor (2005-09)
- Veteran commentator on British politics
Mark Mardell is a veteran political journalist who served as the BBC’s North America Editor from the summer of 2009. Here he gave his take on the twist and turns of the presidency, electoral races and life beyond Washington.
Prior to this appointment, he was Newsnight Political Editor (1992-2000), BBC Chief Political Correspondent and a diarist for BBC One’s political chat show This Week. In these roles he covered British politics from the fall of Thatcher to Blair’s last election victory.
In 2005, Mark became the BBC’s first Europe editor, covering the impact of EU laws on people in and beyond the European Union’s 27 countries, from illegal immigration to Poland to environmental change in Spain.