James Ashton

James Ashton is a business writer, speaker and consultant.

He was City Editor and Executive Editor at the London Evening Standard and Independent titles and before that City Editor at The Sunday Times. He has covered some of the biggest economic and corporate stories of recent times.

Today he writes and speaks about topics including business, leadership, technology and investment. His podcast, Leading with James Ashton, features bosses from the worlds of business, charity, the arts and sport swapping stories about how they learnt to lead.

James is the author of The Nine Types of Leader (Kogan Page) and FTSE: The Inside Story (with Mark Makepeace, FTSE’s founding CEO) (Nicholas Brealey).

He is also a non-executive director of the FTSE250 investment trust Finsbury Growth & Income and chairman of Oscar’s Book Prize, a leading award in the world of young literature that encourages parents to read more with their children.