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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

Fancy a boardroom seat with your divi? Co-op looks for member directors

- If you've got top-team ambitions and have spent 1,000 Co-op points this year, listen up. The funerals-to-supermarkets mutual is hiring member directors.

The autumn statement - more stagecraft than strategy

- You can't deny that George Osborne has made the last Wednesday in Nov his own. But apart from showcasing the chancellor's presentation skills, what is the autumn statement actually for?

Will Rolls-Royce restructure send ValueAct packing?

- RR's under pressure CEO Warren East is to outline his turnaround plan today. Will it be enough to keep investor ValueAct happy...

Major shareholder would back HSBC leaving UK

- A senior exec at pension fund Standard Life, which owns 1% of HSBC, has said it would back a decision by the bank to leave the country.

Rolls-Royce under pressure to get active

- After US hedge fund ValueAct doubled its stake, shareholders are now pushing RR to give the activist investor a seat on the board.

Hurricane HBOS hits City - will former bosses be banned?

- The much delayed report by QC Andrew Green into the collapse of HBOS in 2008 has finally been published. Hold on tight!

Yes, you can cut your hours and keep your career

- From Amazon to Goldman Sachs and from the Met Police to Google, the latest list of the UK's top part-time execs shows that big jobs can be done on reduced hours.

Wearables at Work - the winners

- The votes have been counted and the results are in - no, not the latest round of Strictly Come Dancing, but the even more hotly anticipated winners of the MT/PA Wearables at Work Awards.

The European Union is having a rocky time

- Splits over a response to the Syrian refugee crisis and the looming Brexit referendum are not good news for the EU.

Barclays hires an American to try and beat the Americans

- Barclays is reportedly on the cusp of having new CEO, Jes Staley - a hedge fund boss who spent 34 years at JP Morgan in New York.

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?

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