Helen Barrett is editor of FT House & Home. She was previously the FT’s Work & Careers editor, where she oversaw the business education rankings, launched high-profile editorial products and wrote and spoke widely on on leadership, management, entrepreneurship, business education and working life. She joined the FT in 2012 after stints as a freelance journalist, and as a reporter on business magazines. Before retraining as a journalist, she spent a decade working in London’s advertising industry.
Grace Blakeley is the economic commentator for the New Statesman and an economist at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). She has recently competed a book ‘Stolen: How to save the world from financialisation’, which tells the story of the rise of global finance, focusing on how this change has affected the structures of the British and American economies. Grace is a prominent voice in the media and has recently appeared on shows such as BBC’s Question Time, Politics Live and ITV’s Good Morning Britain
Nathan Brooker is the Property Editor for House & Home, and writes about UK and international property markets for the FT Weekend.
Shane Connolly is the Founder and Artistic Director of Shane Connolly & Company. He has a lifelong interest in horticulture and has decorated some of the UK’s most prestigious venues for an eclectic range of private and corporate clients including London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts.
Elizabeth Diller is a founding partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R). Liz’s cross-genre work has been distinguished with TIME’s "100 Most Influential People" list and the first MacArthur Foundation fellowship awarded in the field of architecture. She is currently leading two cultural works significant to New York: The Shed—the first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture - and the expansion of MoMA (both opening 2019). Liz also created, directed and produced The Mile-Long Opera, an immersive choral work staged on the High Line. Most recently, DS+R was selected to design the Centre for Music, a permanent home for the London Symphony Orchestra and a new Collection and Research Centre for the V&A in London’s Olympic Park. Liz is a Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.
Judith Evans covers commercial and residential property for the Financial Times in London. She has previously covered investments at the FT and worked in Hong Kong, London and the Maldives for the newswires Agence France-Presse and Reuters.
Miranda Green was in the FT newsroom for a number of years, as both a UK and world news editor, and has been the paper’s education and political correspondent. She helped found The Day to assist schools teaching current affairs to teenagers, and worked for the Liberal Democrat party in the House of Commons from 1995 to 2000.
Luke Edward Hall
Luke Edward Hall is a London-based artist and designer. He established his studio in the autumn of 2015 and since then has worked on a broad range of art and design commissions and projects and has collaborated with a variety of companies and institutions including Burberry, Christie’s and the Royal Academy of Arts. His colourful aesthetic is informed by a love of history, an appreciation of beauty and a sense of playfulness.
Edwin Heathcote is the FT's Architecture and Design Critic. He is an architect and designer and the author of around a dozen books including, most recently, The Meaning of Home. He writes a monthly column for GQ Magazine and is a regular contributor for magazines including Icon, Apollo and l'Architecture d'Aujord Hui. He is currently establishing an online archive of design writing.
Albert graduated from the University of Bristol with a BA in Art History, and was the Design Editor at Wallpaper under founding editor Tyler Brûlé. He has written for The Guardian, The Times and The Independent, contributed to a number of books, and commentated on architecture and property on television and radio. Pursuing his passion for the crossover between architecture and commerce, he founded The Modern House in 2005, and continues to apply his entrepreneurial energy to growing the company and exploring new markets.
Neal Hudson founded Residential Analysts Ltd in January 2017. He previously worked for Savills in their residential research team for 11 years. During the summer of 2014 he was seconded to Legal & General where he worked on the Lyons Housing Review. He studied physics at Imperial College London and worked for IBM on their pre-university scheme.
Robin Lane Fox
Robin Lane Fox writes a gardening column for the FT Weekend supplement.
Dan Pearson is a British landscape designer, horticulturalist, writer and gardener. His work is characterised by an innate sensitivity to place, an intuitive and light-handed approach to design, bold and painterly naturalistic plantings and deep-rooted horticultural knowledge.
Caroline Stanford has been Landmark’s Historian since 2000, combined from 2013 with the Head of Engagement role. Documentary research into Landmark’s buildings lies at the heart of her contribution to all aspects of Landmark’s work, feeding into understanding of its buildings and how to restore them. Caroline writes, speaks and lectures extensively about Landmark’s buildings to a wide range of audiences, and oversees Landmark’s outreach programmes and archives. She writes the Landmark History Albums, and gathers the libraries in Landmarks.
Marc Vlessing is Co-founder and CEO of Pocket Living, London’s first private developer that focuses on delivering intermediate affordable housing for the starter market. Pocket Living’s award-winning Pocket housing requires no grant, is secured as affordable in perpetuity and sold outright to people on low to moderate incomes.
Lucy Watson is Editorial Assistant for FT Weekend.