Deputy business editor of the Sunday Times, O'Connell arrived from New Zealand 17 years ago. He comes on board this month for MT's feature on the defence industry. Several years of covering the sector have taught him what makes it tick - 'big business, big technology and big, big politics'.
As founder of speakers' bureau JLA, Lee was the perfect choice to review Why Business People Speak Like Idiots for the books pages. It was a frustrating experience. Although he agreed with the selection of targets, he found the authors as guilty as anyone of speaking in jargon-riddled cliches.