Management Team

Lara Boro

Lara Boro

Chief executive officer

Ms. Boro was appointed chief executive in September 2019. She previously served as chief executive of Informa Intelligence and prior to that, held senior roles at Ascential Plc (formerly EMAP), CPA Global and the Financial Times.

 

 
Editor-in-Chief

Zanny Minton Beddoes

Zanny Minton Beddoes

Editor-in-Chief

Ms. Minton Beddoes was appointed editor-in-chief and director in February 2015 and oversees all editorial content for the Group. She previously served as business affairs editor. She joined The Economist in 1994 after spending two years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund.

 

 

Deep Bagchee

Deep Bagchee

Chief product officer

Mr. Bagchee joined the Group in 2020 from CNBC where he was senior vice president of product and technology and previously held a number of senior roles overseeing digital and product teams in London and Singapore.

 

 
Robin Bew

Robin Bew

Robin Bew

Managing director, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Mr. Bew joined the EIU in 1995, as an editor before becoming chief economist in 1997 and editorial director in 2006. Previously, he served as an economist at HM Treasury, the UK’s finance ministry.

 

 

 Gareth Bridge

Gareth Bridge

Programme director

Mr. Bridge joined the Group in October 2019 to establish a new Project Management Office. Previously, he has held senior roles at RBS, TUI, Reed Elsevier, UBM and Informa.

 

 

  Bob Cohn   

Bob Cohn

President/Managing director, The Economist

Mr. Cohn joined The Economist in January 2020. Prior to joining the Group he served as president and before that, digital editor of The Atlantic. He was also executive editor at Wired and covered the White House and the US Supreme Court for Newsweek.

 

 
Catherine Hearn

Catherine Hearn

Catherine Hearn

Group HR director

Ms. Hearn joined the Group in June 2016, having previously worked at Dentsu Aegis Network, Diageo, Polestar and ICL where she held a number of executive positions in human resources both in the UK and internationally.

 

 

  Ian Hemming 

Ian Hemming

Managing director, Events

Mr. Hemming joined the Group in July 2019. Previously, he served as chief executive of the TMT division of Informa plc. He has also served as a media adviser to private equity groups and events companies.

 

 

  Kim Miller 

Kim Miller

Chief marketing officer

Mr. Ms. Miller was appointed chief marketing officer in June 2020. She previously served as chief marketing officer at Flatiron School and prior to that, held senior roles at Consumer Reports, J. Crew Group and Time Inc.

 

 
Oscar Grut

Oscar Grut

Oscar Grut

Chief legal officer

Mr. Grut joined the Group in 1998, to lead The Economist’s digital editions business and served as managing director for its digital operations. Prior to that he worked at Linklaters.

 

 
Shane Naughton

Shane Naughton

Shane Naughton

Chief financial officer

Mr. Naughton joined the Group in 2014. Prior to that, he served as a global chief financial officer at EMI Music, having also worked for UBM, Sky, Dell and Coca-Cola.

 

 

  Andrew Palmer 

Andrew Palmer

Executive editor, The Economist

Mr. Palmer joined The Economist in February 2007. He previously held several positions including business affairs editor, head of the data team and Americas editor. Prior to that, he served in a variety of editorial roles at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

 

 

  Richard Peers 

Richard Peers

Chief information officer

Mr. Peers joined the Group in November 2019 from Legal & General, where he served as Group IT strategy director. Prior to that, he has held a number of leadership roles including chief technology officer at Informa plc.

 

 
Tim Pinnegar

Tim Pinnegar

Tim Pinnegar

Managing director, Asia

Mr. Pinnegar joined the Group in 2001 as publisher Asia Pacific. Prior to that he served as regional media director and group media director at Leo Burnett, both in the UK and Asia.

 

 
Tom Standage

Tom Standage

Tom Standage

Deputy editor and digital strategy

Tom originally joined The Economist in 1998 as its science correspondent. He subsequently held the positions of the technology editor, business editor and the business affairs editor. Tom is also the lead for the Group’s digital strategy.

 

 

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