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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

Could UK plc ever be powered by hydrogen?

- Wind, nuclear, even tidal - these are the usual alternative energy suspects. But how about a hydrogen economy instead...

Could this hydrogen powered Toyota be greener than a Tesla?

- Elon Musk's machines may hog the limelight, but the fuel-cell powered Toyota Mirai is probably the most technologically advanced car you can buy.

Review: Seat Leon X-PERIENCE

- Part of the extended VW family, the underrated Seat has the quality of a Golf without the price tag.

Big data business insights from big science

- MT LIVE PREVIEW - Particle physicist turned entrepreneur Prof Michael Feindt on how smart data analysis can boost your business

Daniel Kahneman: The father of behavioural economics

- To mark 50 years of MT, here's the second in a series looking back at the best business brains since 1966.

Tesla Model 3: Will it keep Elon Musk's company on the road?

- How big a bite can Tesla - the 'Apple of EVs' - take out of the car biz?

Should the government save Port Talbot steelworks?

- Its Indian owners have put the entire Tata Steel UK business up for sale, prompting calls for state help and even re-nationalisation.

Why Peter Drucker is one of our most influential management thinkers

- To mark 50 years of MT, here's the first in a series looking back at the best business brains since 1966.

Is it really as easy as ABC for Google's parent company Alphabet?

- From AI to driverless cars, will Alphabet's investments pay off?

Can F1's McLaren become king of the road?

- Can McLaren's new range compete with the likes of Ferrari and Porsche in the supercar stakes? MT visits its high-tech Woking HQ.

What does Sam Walsh's departure mean for Rio Tinto?

- The 66 yr old Aussie boss of mega-miner Rio Tinto is being replaced 'growth oriented' Jean-Sebastien Jacques. Shareholders will be standing by for action.

Is it time to pull the plug on £18bn Hinkley Point fiasco?

- The risks are spiralling upwards while the rewards seem to be going in the opposite direction. Maybe EDF CFO Thomas Piquemal was right - quit now while we can.

Rolls-Royce caves in to ValueAct

- UPDATE: The engine maker has handed the activist investor a place on its board.

The evolution of the digital director

- In the internet age, technology permeates every area of business. So why are there not more techies in the boardroom? MT goes in search of the lesser spotted chief geek.

What's up with the Revenue?

- Regular punters end up on hold but Google gets to set its own tax rate. No wonder the public are losing faith in HMRC.

Rolls Royce halves divi, shares jump 12%

- The jet engine giant has cut its dividend for the first time in 24 years, but the market seems to like it anyway...

'Bogus Boss' scammers on the rise

- Not content with conning old ladies out of their savings, online fraudsters are now targeting the corporate hierarchy by pretending to be CEOs...

Will the robot revolution bring economic meltdown?

- The doomsday scenario of machines taking our work and destroying society as we know it is not new, but The Rise of the Robots cranks up the debate.

James Murdoch makes dramatic return to Sky

- So James Murdoch is to return to Sky as chairman, four years after News UK's phone hacking scandal forced him out. Boxset material, surely?