Andrew is a well-known and respected presenter. With his incisive mind, charm and rugged looks, he is regarded as Britain’s best political interviewer. He has presented/presents The Daily Politics, The Sunday Politics and This Week. For the BBC he also anchors Straight Talk with Andrew Neil and makes documentaries.
He is also Chairman of Spectator Magazines; Chairman of ITP Magazines (Dubai); and Chairman of World Media Rights (London).
Andrew Neil made his name at The Sunday Times where he was editor for 11 years. In 1995 he was made editor-in-chief of the Press Holdings group of newspapers, owner of The Business and (from 2005) The Spectator, moving up to become chairman in July 2008.
Andrew Neil attended the University of Glasgow. While there he edited the student newspaper, the Glasgow University Guardian. He was also a member of the Dialectic Society and the Conservative Club and participated in Glasgow University Union inter-varsity debates. He graduated in 1971 with an MA with honours in political economy and political science, having been tutored by Vince Cable.
After graduation he briefly worked as sports correspondent for the local newspaper the Paisley Daily Express before working for the Conservative Party as a research assistant and then joined The Economist as a correspondent in 1973, and was later promoted to being the editor of the publication’s section on Britain.
A passionate follower of cricket, he is a member of Marylebone Cricket Club.
As Britain’s most-well known authority on political issues, Andrew is in high demand for his expertise and excellent presentations.