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Andrew Saunders

Andrew Saunders

Deputy Editor

Andrew Saunders - Deputy Editor

Saunders has interviewed just about everyone who is anyone for MT, from entrepreneurs to captains of industry and even the odd (sometimes very odd) politician and sporting hero. Ken Clarke, Peter Mandelson and Sir Alex Ferguson standing out in his memory amongst the latter, despite the fact that he knows nothing about football and only marginally more about politics.

But it is business which remains his abiding professional interest, not least because of the growing influence which business and those who conduct it enjoy over the daily lives of so many of us 21st century ‘global citizens’.

Figuring out exactly how everything from a one-man start-up to a vast multinational works, and what makes their founders, leaders and employees tick, is what gets him out of bed in the morning. That and the demands of his small but strident six year-old daughter, Katy.


Latest Articles From This Author

Yes, you really can get free electricity from wi-fi signals

- The former government science minister and tech entrepreneur Lord Drayson has come up with a clever new gadget to power small devices using 'spare' wifi and mobile signals.

Can new boss Matthias Muller save VW from choking on its own fumes?

- VW's beleaguered board met today in Wolfsburg to name a new CEO. But deeper reforms may yet be needed to escape the dieselgate cloud.

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigns

- The CEO is driven off the road by the board, after VW hires Kirkland & Ellis, the lawyers that defended BP in the US over Deepwater Horizon.

VW has served itself up on a platter to the US EPA. Who's next?

- The VW emissions scandal has provided the US regulator with a superbly juicy target with no domestic downside.

It's crunch time for Nintendo as it faces threat from the new Apple TV

- The world's largest games firm has not only lost a visionary boss, it must now grapple with unstoppable Apple.

Why Osborne's £2bn nuclear jump-start is not just about Hinkley Point

- The Chancellor is offering a £2bn loan guarantee in a last-ditch effort to get nuclear power in the UK back on its feet.

The Corbyn conundrum

- The new Labour leader is a nobody elected by a desperate party, but his victory is a warning on the state of British politics.

Last chance to enter the Power Part Time 50

- Entries for this year's Power Part Time 50 list close on Monday - so nominate an inspirational flex-exec now!

Justin King finds Terra Firma after Sainsbury's

- The ex-supermarket boss has landed a top job at Guy Hands' private equity outfit Terra Firma.

New Apple TV to take bite out of Sony and Microsoft?

- The new version of Apple TV - to be announced on Wednesday - is rumoured to be aimed squarely at gamers. Is Tim Cook really taking on the XBox and Playstation?

EDF admits £24.5bn Hinkley Point nuclear plant delays

- The UK's first new nuclear power plant for a generation will not now come on stream until after 2023, says French builder EDF. Better stock up on candles.

Part-time heroes, from legal eagles to Be More Dog

- Three more fabulous flexible working success stories - in law, media and tech - to inspire all you part-time execs to enter this year's Power Part Time 50.

Finance, fizzy drinks and flip-flops - more inspiring part-time execs

- Our latest trio of role models - from finance to fizzy drinks and flip-flops - proving that iron commitment can be compatible with flexible working hours.

Minister weighs in on duty free airport VAT - and it's about tax dodging not security

- Now even the government is saying that airport stores should pass on tax savings to punters flying to non-EU destinations. But should they? They aren't breaking the law.

Winters gets kitchen sinking as StanChart's profits tumble

- The new head of the troubled emerging markets bank has announced first half profits down 35% to $2.1bn, and a halving of the interim divi. Ouch.

Inspirational flex-execs

- A volunteer lifeboatman, and an NED of an Azerbaijani microfinance start-up. There's more to part-time working than childcare, as this latest selection from 2014's Power Part Time 50 shows.

Power part-timers - part 3

- Three more amazing flexible workers from the 2014 Power Part Time 50, proving that part-time doesn't mean part-commitment.

Why did Barclays sack 'Saint' Antony?

- Unofficially beatified Barclays boss Antony Jenkins has been unceremoniously dumped by the board, under hard-nosed new chairman John McFarlane. How did his halo slip?

Samsung sales slump - S6 a curved-edged flop?

- The South Korean smartphone giant is forecasting revenues down 8% and operating profit down 4% for Q1, as sales of its new curved-screen S6 Edge disappoint.

The answer to UK's summer of rail strikes is German

- The RMT is striking again - could German-style supervisory boards end the poisonous stand off between bosses and workers in the UK rail industry?

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