Simon Kuper is a columnist for the Financial Times. He was educated at Oxford University and Harvard and has been working for the Financial Times since 1994, and now writes a general column for the newspaper.
He is British but lives with his wife and three children in Paris. He is the author of several books including Football Against the Enemy (winner of the William Hill prize for Sports Book of the Year 1994), Ajax, The Dutch, The War: Football in Europe During the Second World War (2003), The Football Men (2011) and – as co-author with Stefan Szymanski - Soccernomics (2009). He also writes for magazines in Japan, The Netherlands, Switzerland and other countries
Griselda Murray Brown
Griselda Murray Brown is a commissioning editor on FT Arts and co-host of the FT's culture podcast Everything Else. She won the Allen Wright Award for arts criticism at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015.
Tim Harford is a senior columnist for the Financial Times. His long-running column, "The Undercover Economist”, reveals the economic ideas behind everyday experiences, while he also writes op-eds, interviews and long feature articles for the FT.
Tim’s first book, The Undercover Economist has sold one million copies worldwide in almost 30 languages. He is also the author of The Logic of Life, Dear Undercover Economist, Adapt and most recently The Undercover Economist Strikes Back.
Tim has spoken at TED, PopTech and the Sydney Opera House and is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. As a broadcaster, Tim has presented television and radio series for the BBC, most famously More or Less on Radio 4. His new Radio 4 series, which launched early in 2013, is called Pop Up Ideas.
He is Economics Commentator of the Year, 2014.
Emma Bowkett is Director of Photography at the Financial Times Weekend Magazine. Joining in 2009, she was integral to the small creative team who reworked the visual language of the magazine ready for the 2010 re-launch. More recently she was Director of Photography on the AW16 issue of PORT, a biannual style magazine. Emma is a visiting university lecturer, and regularly participates at international portfolio reviews, festivals, art fairs and awards, including Unseen, Foam Paul Huf, and the Kraszner-Krausz Foundation Book Award. She has been a Master at both Foam and Fabrica Masterclasses, and this year has been asked to the ISSP International Masterclass in Latvia.
Emma is part of Magnum Photos Professional Practice, which supports young and emerging photographers. In 2015 she won the inaugural Firecracker Contributors Award, which recognises women who have had a substantial impact on the photography industry and is voted for by professional photographers. This year Emma will mentor a chosen female artist as part of The Women In Photography (WIPNYC) Grant & Mentor Program and will be judging the Carmignac Photojournalism Award.
In 2018 Emma will co-curate an exhibition as part of the Triennial of Photography Hamburg.
Henry Mance was named interviewer of the year at the 2017 British Press Awards. He has interviewed figures including Nigel Farage, Richard Desmond, Alan Yentob and Hilary Mantel. He is a political correspondent at the FT, having joined the newspaper in 2010.
Esther Bintliff is deputy editor of the FT Weekend Magazine. She joined the FT as a graduate trainee in 2008, and has worked as a companies reporter, media correspondent, assistant Europe news editor and digital comment editor. Prior to joining the FT, she worked in the film industry and wrote freelance for publications including Newsweek and The Guardian.
Alec Russell is the Editor of FT Weekend, he has held this position since April 2016. Prior to this, he worked as: news editor, comment and analysis editor, world news editor and the Johannesburg bureau chief.
Before joining the FT, Mr Russell was the Daily Telegraph's Washington Bureau Chief from 2003 to 2006. He was also an assistant editor at the Telegraph and oversaw its coverage of the 9/11 attacks and the war in Iraq.
Previously, he served as the Telegraph's Johannesburg bureau chief from 1993 to 1998, covering the end of apartheid, the election of the African National Congress, the genocide in Rwanda and the fall of the veteran Zairean dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.
Mr Russell was stationed in Bucharest from the Romanian revolution until 1993, covering the Croatian and Bosnian wars, the fall of the Soviet Union and the Kurdish exodus from northern Iraq.
Mr Russell's work has earned him 2004 UK Press Gazette award for coverage of the Iraq War. He was highly commended in the 1992 UK Press Gazette awards for coverage of the Croatian war and the 1991 awards for his coverage of the Romanian revolution, and won an award in 2007 for Business Feature about Africa.
Mr Russell is the author of Prejudice and Plum Brandy (1993) and Big Men, Little People: The Leaders Who Defined Africa (1999) and After Mandela (2009).