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  • Appointments & Oversight Committee

    Sep 5th, 2014

    Baroness Wheatcroft (Chair)

    Former journalist and businesswoman Baroness Wheatcroft graduated from the University of Birmingham with an LLB Law degree and went on to work on several national newspapers, most recently as the Editor-in-Chief at Wall Street Journal Europe. A prize winning reporter, winner of the Wincott Award for Senior Financial Journalism and London Press Club Business Journalist of the Year, Baroness Wheatcroft launched Retail Week, a specialist trade magazine in 1988, and is a former Business Editor of The Times and a former Sunday Telegraph Editor.

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  • Greg Callus

    Sep 5th, 2014

    Greg Callus is a barrister specialising in media, technology and information law. He was educated at Corpus Christi RCHS in Cardiff and the United World College of the Atlantic, before reading for a BA History & Politics and a MA Political Philosophy at the University of York. He worked in industry for Nestle and Accenture, during which time he deputised for editor Mike Smithson at PoliticalBetting.com. He took a second MA at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York as a Fulbright Scholar.

    Upon his return from America, he joined the Guardian as a Community Moderator while studying to become a lawyer at City University, London. He was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2012, completing his pupillage at 20 Essex St, a set of chambers specialising in international commercial arbitration. He has spent the last year at the Royal Courts of Justice, first as Judicial Assistant to the Rt. Hon. Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division, and then as acting Legal Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Rt. Hon. The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd. He is also studying for a part-time PhD in conflicts of law and digital technology, funded by the Engineering Faculty and the Centre for Ethics and Law at UCL, and will shortly begin a third-six at 5RB chambers, a leading set in media privacy and information law.

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  • Update on independent system for editorial complaints

    Sep 5th, 2014

    Callus has been appointed by the FT’s new Appointments & Oversight Committee. Its members are Baroness Wheatcroft (Chair), professor Ian Hargreaves and Financial Times CEO John Ridding. The Complaints Commissioner’s work will be reviewed by the committee, whose role is to uphold the FT Editorial Code with a view to maintaining journalistic integrity, and overseeing the work of the commissioner.

    Baroness Wheatcroft, Chair of the Appointments & Oversight Committee, said: “Greg Callus is a distinguished candidate with extensive experience and a deep commitment to responsible journalism, matters of public interest and lawful freedom of expression. This important new job requires authority, a strong sense of fairness and impeccable judgement, all qualities that Greg clearly demonstrates. His understanding of UK and international media law and practice will be crucial for this role.”

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  • Financial Times to sponsor Asian American Journalists Association’s programmes

    Aug 5th, 2014

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  • Record profits for global banking as China dominates list of top banks

    Jun 29th, 2014

    30 June 2014: Global banking profits have reached an all-time high, with China dominating the post financial crisis banking sector, according to The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking.

    Chinese banks ICBC and China Construction Bank top the world ranking, with two more Chinese banks in the top ten. Chinese banks now account for a third of total world banking profits, outstripping the USA (20% of profits) and contributing to the largest ever annual profits for the global banking sector of $920 billion – 23% higher than the previous year.

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