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CONTRIBUTORS - MATTHEW WEAIT

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

MATTHEW WEAIT

After studying law at Cambridge, Matthew Weait completed a masters in criminology, worked for the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Oxford University, and set up the law department at the University of London.

He now lectures in law at the Open University's business school and is a trained barrister. This all makes him the perfect judge and juror on ethics in the workplace - our breakthrough research with an unexpected twist.

MARK LASSWELL

Having spent his formative years touring America as bass player with new-wave band Langrehr, Mark Lasswell now works as a freelance journalist in New York. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spy and the Wall Street Journal. Mark used to play recreational ice hockey for downtown 'Molly Wee Pub' but was dropped after he wrote a witty piece in the New York Times about changing the colour of their shirts from teal to black. This month he visits Manhattan's first Pret a Manger. His fave sandwich is crayfish with rocket.

ROBERT WORCESTER

An American living in the UK for 30 years, Bob Worcester, chairman of Mori, is a specialist in telling us what we are thinking and even co-authored a book called We British. He is also a critic of the English educational system - it produces 'numerate illiterates and literates who can't add'. This month he reviews David Boyle's Tyranny of Numbers. Worcester is hardly ever off our radio or TV sets; he covered the US election for BBC Radio for a marathon five and a half hours.

ALLAN LEIGHTON

Lastminute.com's Martha Lane Fox said it was 'instant love' when she hired Allan Leighton, former Mars salesman turned chairman of Asda, to join her as a non-executive chairman. Now, as chairman of British Home Stores, Leighton rather fittingly reviews Thomas Grubb and Robert Lamb's new book Capitalize on Merger Chaos. Married with three children, the former president and CEO of Wal-Mart Europe says his hobbies include cricket, football and - you heard it here first - morris dancing.

MIRANDA KENNETT

Our new resident First Class Coach has advised everyone from the board of a heavy metal music company to the MD of a national newspaper.

In her time she has worked in publishing, for ad agencies McCann, DDB and Leagas Delaney, as well as launching the UK's first national show for babies and parents, Baby Ideal Home. Kennett also likes to cook, and has twice made it to the final of Channel 4 quiz show 15 to One. She divides her home life between London and Provence.

IAN BILBEY

This month's cover illustrator and Royal College of Art graduate was behind fashion supremo Paul Smith's famous stripy Mini Cooper, and they have worked together ever since. It was Bilbey's love of cars that persuaded him to move out of London to the Cotswolds - mainly to have space for his beloved 1974 Triumph 2000. His old home was just four doors away from MT's art director Anne Braybon. This summer he hopes to enter a racing team and drive at the many classic car rallies he attends.

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